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

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.


Dale Brown cycles de ORO, Inc 1410 Mill Street Greensboro, NC 27408 USA 336-274-5959 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: To:; 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, 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