Just like "Paris-Sport" the name "Vigorelli" was used by the Fraysees on various products that they imported or had made. I suspect that your bike was made by Orero who was one 5 (maybe 6 ?) different frame builders who worked there at one time or another.
Good trivia question: name those frame builders?
Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.
Leland Vall wrote:
> Somehow I started to thinking about my bike and the place I bought it in
> 1982. It's a Vigorelli by Paris-Sport and I've never seen another like
> it--until I went to your website and there was the exact bike, same color
> and decals, although mine doesn't look like that anymore. However it is
> still equipped with almost the same mix of Campy Nuevo Record/Shimano Durra
> Ace that I had in those days.
> I think I met the builder and I thought he was Argentinean because I was
> wearing an Argentina World Cup shirt and he loved it. Argentina had
> recently won the World Cup. He might have also just been a guy in the
> workshop. I new that Cuevas worked there but I didn't think my bike was
> their top model so I didn't think that he made it. I saw bikes that had
> triangular cut-outs where the frame tubes met the dropouts and someone told
> me they were by Cuevas. Vic sold me the bike and I think I picked mine out
> before it was painted.
> Leland Vall
> Certified Alexander Instructor
> Manhattan and Queens
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