[CR]Ebay outing: "Rare" 1970s Torpado Superlight, 57cm - Ends tonight


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From: <FujiFish1@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 14:52:28 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Ebay outing: "Rare" 1970s Torpado Superlight, 57cm - Ends tonight

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Or, Ebay item number 120123000916

Some readers may remember a few months ago when I posted pics of this frameset. The original owner found me through the Internet via my various postings, pics, etc., associated with Torpado. This bike is one of just two or three Torpado Superlights that I have seen from the 70s, and the other(s) were in Europe. The seller is the original and only owner of this bike, that he bought new in 1976 from Baggio in Montreal. Fans of the "American" brother, the drilled and milled Italvega SL and SC (built at Torpado, in Padova), will note some similarities ... and some differences, like the number of drillings in the dropouts, early use of both cables routed under the b.b. as well as brazed on shifter bosses, and finish on some of the lugs. There is also a unique three digit serial number - 101. It could use a nice refinish job.

The starting bid seems a fair price for such an unusual item, given that the original headset, shifters and brake cable guides are included to sweeten the deal. I can tell you, this is not something that is seen too often. It is too large for me, and I have no relation to the seller other than what was described above. It would be nice to keep it "in the family" though, so I hope someone on the CR List grabs it.

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI USA

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