Bartali never actually made his own bikes. The company that made them when he was racing them got out of the business - I'm not sure whether it was voluntary or not - sometime in the 1960s, I think. Another company was producing bikes under the Bartali name when this ebay bike was built, so the relationship with Bartali is somewhat more tenuous than it was with the original manufacturer.
Hugh Thornton Cheshire, England
In a message dated 28/10/2005 00:29:44 GMT Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Bidding has already ended on the blue Bartali, but still worth a look:
I'm guessing 1980s... any other ideas? Note the 4-arm crankset peculiar to Bartali's bikes - this one's a special version made by Ofmega.