[CR]was: NYT article, now: Biemmezeta

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From: <phatswag@comcast.net>
To: Harry Schwartzman <harryschwartzman@yahoo.com>, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:48:10 +0000
Subject: [CR]was: NYT article, now: Biemmezeta

Hey everybody, I love biemmezetas! I have two of 'em: a track bike which you can see at: http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/chucktaylor.htm set up for track use, but now reverted back to persuit livery for display purposes. and a chronostar road set up as a period correct, uber lightweight (<16lbs) "tutto Assos" rendering. Harry, I might be able to help a bit if you're still seeking info. The importer lives in Salem and I've seen a number of these bikes around massachusetts over the years. anybody else know this builder?

Regards, Chuck Taylor Boston, MA USA

-------------- Original message ---------------------- From: Harry Schwartzman <harryschwartzman@yahoo.com>
> Listers with time to spare,
> Just came across this while trying to find out more about BMZ or Biemezzeta in
> Padova:
> http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0DEFDF1F3CF936A35752C0A96094826
> 0&sec=travel&spon=&pagewanted=2
> An article from 1986 about shopping for bikes in Italy (OT? maybe, but not by
> much).
> What's interesting, besides the contents of the article itself, is the complete
> and total lack of attention and fact-checking in the article - certainly when it
> comes to spelling. I thought that accuracy was one of the hallmarks of the Gray
> Lady!
> didn't find much about BMZ and besides what a Google search turned up (including
> CR list discussion about a Paolo Alto) precious little- even in Italian. Does
> anyone have a good resource or web page about BMZ or other Italian contract
> builders?
> I now own a Billatto built Greg Lemond Team Z TSX bike and a delightful BMZ
> Lazarretti. Apparently I specialize in Italian contract builder bikes... not
> sure how that happened.
> Also, has anyone ever seen a Patelli, as mentioned at the end of the NY Times
> article?
> Researching and expanding my trove of useless cycling knowledge,
> Harry Schwartzman
> Woodside, NYC