Re: [CR]Billato - is this typical?

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Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 20:22:55 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Billato - is this typical?

Hi Michael, There is a strong similarity there, to my 1984 Torpado Superlight... < 84_Superlight_52PrlBlue/Torp84Superlight52PrlBlue21.jpg.html>

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI USA ~ ~ ~

Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 12:16:28 +0200 From: "Schmid" <> To: <> Subject: [CR]Billato - is this typical?

Fellow Listmembers, There is an auction on german Ebay featuring a Billato frame. Check it out here: _W0QQitemZ250239220296QQihZ015QQcategoryZ32509QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem Or

The rear ends have a typical design in the way the chain stay are mitered and joined to the ends which I really appreciate. See here I just recently have built up a similar Chromovelato frame for a friend which had the same treatment but no stickers. It had unique treatment of the main tubes which had machined braod grooves on the outside. It was not like the crimping in Gilco-tubing but machined. Can anybody tell wether this rear end treatment was a typical feature or signature of frames made by Billato? I know that Billato was (or is?) one of the biggest outlets for steelframes for other brands in Italy in the 80ies and until this auction heve never seen one labelled Billato. So any input will be appreciated.


Michael Schmid Oberammergau Germany Tel.: +49 8821 798790 Fax.:+49 8821 798791 mail:

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