Re: [CR]Italvega Identification


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From: "Steve Dahlquist" <steve@velochrome.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Italvega Identification
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 06:42:04 -0700


Hi Mark,

Your name sounds familiar...maybe you purchased some bike stuff from me on Ebay.

Well, what I'm looking for on the Italvega is what model it was, its status in the Italvega line, and approximate year. It's not like some of the nicer Ital's I've seen around, but that may be explained by it perhaps being an early model, as it looks 1960's-ish. Or it could be that it was a low model of which one could choose from several. It turned up at a yard sale ($5!) a few months ago, and I've had it hanging in my shop since then.

It would also be really outstanding to find a downtube decal/transfer, as it has worn or faded away, to being barely perceptible.

I do have pics if there is interest.

Here are the features: Fork has chrome crown and lower halves, steel rims, non-identified 3-piece hubs, unknown group Campy front derailleur and dt shifters, ttt stem, Nervar cottered cranks, and Universal 61 brakes. No chrome on frame. Neither does it have any tubing identification or model indicators. So, I don't think it's a boat anchor, but neither is it in the "mojo" category, but I don't know. Would like to know.

Steve

----- Original Message ----- From: FujiFish1@aol.com To: steve@velochrome.com Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 11:43 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Italvega Identification

Hey Steve, Torpado lover Mark Agree here! Italvega was made by Torp, so I have acquired a bit of data on them. What do you want to know? There are at least two other people on the list that can potentially be helpful. One has posted in the last few days on the subject of Italvega, Mark Ritz. He used to work for Ben Lawee, the mastermind behind the Italvega project. You can get his email via checking the CR archives, as well as the emails of other knowledgeable people, if you search under Italvega, I'm sure. Looking forward to hearing from you...

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI

---------------------------------- In a message dated 4/11/2004 1:28:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes: Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 21:33:26 -0700 From: "Steve Dahlquist" <steve@velochrome.com> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: [CR]Italvega Identification Message-ID: <002501c41f7e$31bb10e0$db5d2a42@digitalputty.com> Content-Type: text/plain;charset="iso-8859-1" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Precedence: list Message: 17

Howdy,

Is anyone able to direct me to information to identify my Italvega road bicycle.

Thanks,
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