Re: [CR]State of affairs in the Italian Bike business in 1946


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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 19:36:20 -0400
From: Mara & Steven Maasland <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]State of affairs in the Italian Bike business in 1946
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Dave wrote:
> Wouldn't D'Allessandro be the tire company?
> I thought Tagliabue was related to NFL comissioner, Paul. Just
> kidding!Cardiol - Are you sure of the spelling? Gardiol was a
> tire manufacturer.
> De Negri and Torresini, sound familiar but don't know specifically
> about
> them.
> Someone with a name similar to Torresini was owner of Torpado Bicycle.

Torresini was indeed the owner of Torpado. The spelling for Cardiol is correct but you are nonetheless correct that he was the owner of Gardiol the makers of the tires (Gardiol is seemingly a contraction of gomme cardiol). You are also correct about D'Alessandro being the one of the tires. This leaves Tagliabue and De Neggri to identify.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ