[CR] Villa "Competizione" model - Photos, My Bike, My Lack of Information


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Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 20:46:45 -0700
From: r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Villa "Competizione" model - Photos, My Bike, My Lack of Information


Ahoy ! First:Sincere and abundant thanks to fellow CR Lister Robert Troy and George, his sprightlyfour-legged assistant, for snapping, processing and uploading a photo albumwith photographs of my Villa "Competizione" frame & fork. I knowvirtually nothing about the Villa marque, its history, my particular \u201cCompetizione\u201dmodel bicycle. Also, please note the head badge: The foil, decalcomania headbadge depicts the god, Poseidon, who is the protector of Bologna. And also shown are the Olympic rings and"Los Angeles". I do not know if reference is to the 1932 or 1984games which were held in Los Angeles nor if Poseidon road a Villa in eitherof those games. Comments,criticisms, information, please ? Photo link:http://picasaweb.google.com/smith.eleanor/Villa?authkey=Gv1sRgCOzxl-P41qaEKQ&feat=directlink Myparticular \u201cCompetizione\u201d model bike: Most likely Columbus SL. This is bestguess of Chicago area builder who peeped into the tubes; Campag drop-outs.Components: suede Cinelli Unicanator saddle; panto Campag seat pin; pantoCinelli stem; Ofmega (?) chrome steel headset; Campag bottom bracket(silver-grey in colour not black oxide so, maybe Record ?. I suspect the brakes(Weinmann 500 side pulls) and the  front& rear mechs: (low lever Shimano or Suntour; I don\u2019t recall) were likelychange-outs.For those of us of a certain age: the colour is a reddish-copper very similar to the reddish-copper used on 1957 Buicks and Chevrolets in that copper-cream two-tone combination. Thank you RichardCielecChicago, Illinois; U.S.A.