Re: [CR]Detto Pietro Bicycle?


Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

To: velostuf@qwest.net
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 12:04:21 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Detto Pietro Bicycle?
From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>


jb detto pietro was a chain of bike shops in italy, and like all shops there, sold their own branded frames, along with the usual assortment of commercial stuff. the frames were nothing 'special'... just a house brand. when i used to visit milan, the detto shop near the albergo bolzano was a frequent stop. a cool selection of clothes and accessories, not normally imported to the states, could be found. the frames were very generic. 'often with the colored-chrome 'look', a 'la the early scapins of the 70s. i have no idea why they sported all the columbus dove logo engraving. often, the head tube logo was engraved 'dp'. e-RICARDO

On Sun, 27 Jan 2002 10:24:22 -0800 "John" <velostuf@qwest.net> writes:
> I have been asked about a Detto Pietro bicycle-
>
> Here's what was written to me:
>
> John, The bike is a Detto Pietro. The frame is marked Detto but it
> has
>
> > a columbus sticker on it. The front of the frame has an engraving
> dp.
>
> > The components are Gipiemme and campi. I often road in central
> park in
>
> > New York. I was stop often by other cyclist inquiring if the bike
> was
> > a true Detto. I've been to about 10 bike shops in my area and no
> one
> > can tell me anything about this bike. At one bike shop the owner
> said
> > he was in business for about 20 years and he has never seen a
> bike
> > like this one. If I recall, when I bought this bike the sales
> person
> > told me that he bought it at a bike show. This was the only one he
> had
>
> > left. Throughout the years, I thought that the bike line was not
> > successful, that is why I never saw another one like it. Thanks
> for
> > your quick response. I hope you can educate me about the history
> of
> > this bike. Please see the attached
> > pictures.
> > Thanks
>
> Here's the pictures he sent:
>
> http://www.velostuf.com/detto1.jpg
> http://www.velostuf.com/detto2.jpg
>
> What do you all know?
>
> John Barron
> Minneapolis