FYI, the website Copenhagen Cycle Chic (http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/ )
has an entry today about modern commuter-style bicycles, which are availabl e in both men's and ladies models.
Of particular interest is that Umberto Dei is still in production! http://www.copenhagenize.com/2008/01/bikes-we-like-umberto-dei.html
Also, here's another brand: http://www.cicliadriatica.it/ which appar ently also has a long vintage history.
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