Re: [CR]Italian bikes, the real ones.

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Subject: Re: [CR]Italian bikes, the real ones.
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 16:37:15 -0500
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Wow. Thank you so much for posting that link. I feel that my spare time for the next couple of days will be consumed with viewing all those cool bikes.

Nice to see the regular, non-race oriented machines. The stuff of daily life !

So many early Italian, European, and English bikes were consumed by World Wa r II, it's remarkable that these have survived and been gathered together by someone who obviously cares about them, and the history that they represent .

Thanks again!


Chris Wimpey

San Diego, CA USA

where the more humble machines are also appreciated

-----Original Message----- From: nicbordeaux <> To: Sent: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 1:18 pm Subject: [CR]Italian bikes, the real ones.

A while back there was some small discussion about where were all the "ordi nary", eg non-racer" Italian bikes. The conclusion or general consensus was that they must have bought their porteurs, and anything not racer from Fra nce. How very wrong. I was delighted to find a guy who has a monumental col lection of Italian non racers. Stuff like Umberto Dei uprights. And a lot m ore. For anybody interested in bicycles, more particularly Italian bicycles , and in particular what people rode, what the famed makers made apart from Giro and TDF winners, here, with permission from the owner of the pics, is a link that should be mandatory visiting:

And in case there is a lin e break rendering that url useless, here it is ag ain

Nick March, Agen, Lot et Garonne 47000, France