[CR]Alberti/Record on ebay...Baby Urago?

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Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 05:59:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Peter Jourdain" <pjourdain@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Alberti/Record on ebay...Baby Urago?

Greetings CR Mates---

This Alberti/Record on ebay---

http://ebay.com/<blah>

(Item number: 330012242463) ----- is in markings a close cousin to a Urago (note the headbadge with the face, and the bird on the seattube decal).

I have no answers, simply some questions:

1. Is Alberti one of the two Urago brothers or another family member?

2. Did the two brothers split and one (akin to E.G.'s Bates' split with Horace) start up his own marque?

3. Or is this simply another Urago "brand" to "diversify" their line?

4. If it is simply another Urago brand, can anyone detect a difference in quality between Urago and Alberti/Record? According to the seller (Uragoparts) the bike had top-line fitments (Stronglight, Mafac, etc.)

5. Has anyone ever seen an Alberti/Record before?

Simply curious...

Cheers,

Peter Jourdain Whitewater, Wisconsin

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