RE: [CR] Ambrosio stems

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Subject: RE: [CR] Ambrosio stems
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 22:53:32 -0700
Thread-Topic: [CR] Ambrosio stems
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From: "Mark Bulgier" <>
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I posted some pics of an Ambrosio Champion and guessed it was early 60s

Chuck Schmidt replied
> Actually the Ambrosio Champion dates from the early 1950s.

They must have made that design for a long time though, no? Or did bikeshops just have a long-lasting stock of them? I have seen it on so many early 60s bikes. John Barron's '63 Bianchi Specialissima ( has one, and he is the original owner. John, if you're listening, was that stem original in '63? My '61 Specialissima has one but I don't know the provenance of the stem.

Duane Kennard's '65 Specialissima has the Grand Prix Ambrosio.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle WA USA