Re: [CR]FB cycle question Italian


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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 19:11:11 -0500
From: Warren & Elizabeth <warbetty@sympatico.ca>
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]FB cycle question Italian
References: <cf.5131a0a.2d5d6cad@aol.com>
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Bikerdaver@aol.com wrote:
>Pete-
>I "think" they are one and the same company. I was also under the impression
>that FB made motorcycles parts as well. Hopefully someone with more experience
>can give you a more definative answer. Cheers-
>Dave Anderson
>Cut Bank MT
>
>In a message dated 2/12/2004 11:18:08 AM Pacific Standard Time,
>petebike7@btopenworld.com writes:
>hello All I have just built up an Italian FB (Pisa) which is equiped with a
>Cambio Course gear. Anyone have any info on FB ? Is it the same as the hub
>company
>I have a couple of pics of the bike should any one be interested
>
>Cheers Pete Paine Spring like in Watford
>
>
> The only italian FB motorcycle I could reference was FB-Mondial. Formed in 1950, they made 2 and 4 stroke scooters and lightweight motorbikes until 1979. Sounds like a motorcycle company that also made some bike parts...the opposite of Campagnolo.

There was also an early 1900's english FB, a German FB and the later esteemed Francis-Barnett. Popular initials, that FB

Warren Young
Toronto