[CR]Guerciotti Q


Example: Framebuilding:Paint

From: "David Bean" <beandk@rcn.com>
To: "Classic Rendezvous (E-mail)" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 09:12:46 -0400
Subject: [CR]Guerciotti Q

Thanks to listmember Andrew Conway, I bought an old Guerciotti and now, of course, I have Qs. This one has Shimano 600 components and an ugly "Shimano" in large letters on the top tube. I understand these were painted and sold in the US by 10 Speed Drive Imports, which is indicated by stickers on the bike.

I took it for a short ride after making a few adjustments and it rides very nicely - at least until the tires lose air!

The frame has a lot of trademarks stamped on it; fork crown, BB shell, seatstay ends, brake bridge. The chainstay ends say "Paolo" - something, which doesn't look like "Guerciotti." (Also a sticker with the same name) What might it be?

I took it for a short ride after making a few adjustments and it rides very nicely - at least until the tires lose air!

Are there different models? How do I identify? When was this likely made? Where do I find a serial number?

David Bean
Arlington, MA
beandk at are-see-enn dot com