Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> "Bingham, Wayne R." wrote:
> > Did some archive-diving right after my last post about brake cable
> > housing and guide sizes, which stimulated my memory on the little that
> > was discussed on the subject. I was hoping to dig a little deeper, so I
> > thought I'd try a slightly different tact. Seems Confente was building
> > with the smaller guides, and possibly some other, primarily Italian,
> > builders as well. And people were using Elephant brand housing. What
> > I'm trying to determine is:
> > 1. How prevalent was this practice? Who else was doing it (besides
> > Mario)?
> Medici was doing it too, because of the "parts/decals" sharing going on
> between Confente and Medici companies (same owner back then).
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
I heard the Billato rep claim that Medicis and Confentes were Billato-built!!! Anyone? A more realistic claim is that David Rattray & Co. of Glasgow produced 'em.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California