Re: [CR] The vintage bike culture is apparently widespread...?


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

From: W PAUL PATZKOWSKY <oldtrikerider@q.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 14:48:28 +0000
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Subject: Re: [CR] The vintage bike culture is apparently widespread...?


The owner of Groupo Bici is a rider himself. I met him recently while on a ride in the area. He was on an off topic bike but expressed a lot of interest in older bikes. I was riding my '60 Viking w/fixed gear and wood rims that day. He was very enthusiastic about promoting his line of vintage inspired steel framed bikes.

Paul Patzkowsky

Longmont, Colorado
  
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 18:27:11 -0400
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> BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)\u2014Gruppo Bici N.A. has acquired Italian bicycle brands Galmozzi and Lygie from Atala S.p.A. The company also plans a series of reproduction frameset classics under its Atala, Cicli Italia, Galmozzi, Lygie, Maino and Umberto Dei brands. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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> \u201cThe addition of Galmozzi and Lygie to our in-house brand Cicli Italia is a significant win strategically,\u201d said Gruppo Bici N.A. company spokeswoman D\u2019Abria Versace. \u201cWith Cicli Italia, Galmozzi and Lygie we are able to offer dealers and consumers more product choices in addition to achieving scale economies.\u201d
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> The Gruppo Bici N.A. vintage frame program has two lines: Classica; and Epoca. \u201cOur Classica program is of Cinelli SuperCorsa quality but retails for approximately $500 less,\u201d Versace said. \u201cWe have two models of Classica: the Giro d\u2019Italia ($1,909) for road and the Sei Giorni ($TBD) for track\u201d. Classica frames are handmade in Italy of Columbus SL tubing, have traditional geometries and are also available as semi-custom at no additional cost.
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> Translating to \u201caged\u201d from Italian, Epoca is a 1940-1960\u2019s frame series with three models: Leggera; Extraleggera; and, Superleggera. Leggera ($595) features horizontal rear drop-outs and is designed to be configured as a single-speed. Extraleggera ($695)=2
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> Epoca models are also handmade in Italy but have more relaxed geometries compared to Classica. Both Classic and Epoca are available immediately as special order with regular production slated for late Summer 2009. Gruppo Bici N.A. is also planning to prepare vintage framesets under Bianchi, Coppi, Frejus, Ganna, Giardengo, Gloria and Legnano with consumer-supplied graphics; the company is pursuing license agreements with these companies.>>
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> Greensboro, North Carolina USA