Re: [CR] Medici history;dating a Pro-Strada

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From: <"brianbaylis@juno.com">
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 17:06:09 GMT
To: gpvb1@comcast.net
Subject: Re: [CR] Medici history;dating a Pro-Strada
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Greg,

I suspect your guess of '77 for your bike is pretty accurate. I'll have to dig up the letter I got from Mike Howard that explained the Medici serial numbers. I think your frame is one of the very first ones.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA


-- gpvb1@comcast.net wrote:
Brian:

Could you also try to date mine perhaps? I think you may have seen pics. of it - red, w/understated (for Medici) yellow & black graphics, painted fork, chrome (showing) on the fork crown only, Gargatte BB shell, 1010/B dropouts w/o the Portacatena holes, serial number 043. My guess is 1977 or so, but that's just a swag. Grazie, Greg Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 04:38:36 GMT From: "brianbaylis@juno.com" <brianbaylis@juno.com> To: pbridge130@aol.com Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Medici history;dating a Pro-Strada (yes, I went to Bulgier)

Peter,

Don't know the age for sure, but that frame is probably early 80's maybe. That top effect came and went in a flash, but don't remember when.

Technically Medici closed it's doors back in the late 90's and became Simo Cycles or Simonetti about that time. I think there is a date code to the serial numbers. If you know that I may be able to come up with something.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA


-- pbridge130@aol.com wrote:


Went to Mark Bulgier's most excellent site, but didn't find this exact bike -- a Pro-Strada with brake cable recessed into the top tube.

http://ebay.com/<blah>

Can anyone provide a year? When did Medici close their doors?

Allez, allez! Vite!

Peter Bridge
SDCAUSA