Re: [CR]Picchio Special and their lugs


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Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2005 17:37:52 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR]Picchio Special and their lugs
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Mr. Richard Sachs, archive reader par excellence, reports:

"these are dubois. they made a ref 32 model with spoons "welded" to the tops AND bottoms in an effort to lengthen the points. rather than retool, they simply added on.

e-RICHIEĀ©TĀ®"

Dale Brown cycles de ORO, Inc 1410 Mill Street Greensboro, NC 27408 USA 336-274-5959 http://www.cyclesdeoro.com http://www.classicrendezvous.com Giant, Specialized, Bianchi, Felt, Orbea, Litespeed, Kuota, Argon 18, Colnago, Landshark, Townie and other exotica. Member, board of directors, National Bicycle Dealers Association

-----Original Message----- From: OROBOYZ@aol.com To: brook.watts@comcast.net; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 13:24:35 EDT Subject: Re: [CR]Picchio Special and their lugs

In a message dated 7/8/2005 1:02:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time, brook.watts@comcast.net writes:

<< Sheldon has my old Picchio tandem that has these lugs and a beautiful fork. Maybe he'll post the link to it.

Wm. Lewis brought the tandems and these purple Specials into the US while I was working for him briefly in 1983 . Angelo's work was truly artisan. I understand he did a lot of sub-contract work for others. We also had Picchio work stands and a crude trainer (rear wheel mounted on a roller). When I went over to Campy USA I recommended the Picchio workstands for the LA Olympic games for each of the team cabins at the velodrome--that order of 60 stands must have been a shock to Picchio! >>

Thanks Brooks. I had one of those work stands too!

The bb shell was interesting too. Looked like almost a sand casting.. short points, and thick. Makes me wonder if he had "sprung" for his own lugs & bb. If so, he would have been one of the very few at that time.

Dale Brown
Greensboro, NC USA