[CR]Framebuilder Gino Milani


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From: "Angel M Garcia" <wa2vuy@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <200406071743.KAA24176@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 23:27:20 -0400
Subject: [CR]Framebuilder Gino Milani

In reading several websites about PEGORETTI frames there have been references to builder Gino Milani. A quote from one of these sites: "Pegoretti has long been a formidable behind-the-scenes presence. They acquired their knowledge and expertise from legendary Gino Milani. Milani was never famous to the cycling world at large, but he was one of the most brilliant framebuilders of the 1970's. His work was a major influence on every high-end framebuilder of the time." Curiously there isn't any mention of Gino Milani (other than as they relate to Pegoretti) in the archives. Could a "legendary" and "one of most brilliant" builders of the 1970s have escaped attention? Which high end builders did he influence? Or there is some marketing hype at play here?
Angel Garcia
Long Valley, NJ