[CR] eBay Outing ICS Magni

(Example: Component Manufacturers)

Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:58:04 -0400
From: "George Hollenberg" <ghollmd@gmail.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] eBay Outing ICS Magni

eBay # 200371856693 This is a nicely chromed ICS frameset made by Losa for ICS. These framesets were then finished in Zurich by ICS ( ItalCicliSystems), formerly owned by Mr. Artemio Granzotto. Dating of these famesets isn't always easy and this may be beyond the CR limit of 1983. I can reach Mr. Granzotto if there is any interest in this information. ICS chroming was among the best in the bike business. ICS dedicated itself pretty much to the "glitz" end of the trade. Of course, in the case of ICS, the collar is worth more than the dog-the corresponding ICS modified Campagnolo groups tend to be very pricey in chrome and crazy expensive in gold. That having been said, the framesets were built up to the clients' wishes--sometimes in mixtures of ICS and non ICS parts. Furthermore, sometimes, bikes were kitted with mixtures of SRecord and CRecord parts as well. This frameset looks to be in pretty nice shape-the decals can be had from Greg Softely in Australia. Although I'm friends with the seller, Mr. Granzotto and Greg Softely, I have no business connections with them other than as a client.

-- George

George Hollenberg MD