[CR]'FIRENZE' or 'ASUKI' badge names?

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From: <KingLeo1@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2002 21:37:00 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]'FIRENZE' or 'ASUKI' badge names?

Greetings all,

I am seeking information about a bike brand or badge called 'FIRENZE', and / or 'ASUKI'. One of them may be a re-badged version of the other, or they both may be rebadged versions of something else. I'm guessing this vintage would be late 70's, or possibly early 80's. It is a 27" lugged steel road bike, usually configured as a 10spd, or a '12-speed tourer', with a cottered twin-chainwheel crankset, stem mount friction shifers, and often the infamous 'suicide' double handled brake levers. I'm looking for such info as maybe the original manufacturer / marketer, a more specific market date, and maybe an approximate value. Any information appreciated.

Thanks,
James