Re: [CR] Dating Galmozzi frame

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Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 22:14:03 +0000
From: "Hilary Stone" <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: Rita Van Dingenen <rvandingenen@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Dating Galmozzi frame


I am rather surprised that no-one else has replied as I know several other CR members own Galmozzis...

I have also recently bought a Galmozzi from Italy which is from a similar period. Photos can be seen at:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/hilarystone/Galmozzi/

Mine came with some equipment which suggests it dates from the late 50s \u2013 it included 1st pattern Campag pedals.

There are only two differences I can see between mine and Rita's is that my head tube is simply engraved 'Galmozzi Super' \u2013 not 'Galmozzi Super Competizione' I would think that Rita's dates from a similar period to mine. And the treatment of the Campag rear dropouts is different \u2013 mine have been squared off whereas Rita's have been left closer to how they came from the factory.

I would welcome (and I am sure Rita would too) comments from CR members who know more about Galmozzi than I do.

Hilary Stone, Bristol, British Isles

Rita Van Dingenen wrote:
> Dear friends,
>
> After a long period of inactivity on this list I'm back with a question
> about a Galmozzi frame which I inherited from a friend who passed away
> recently. The frame is already completely stripped and all paint removed, I
> don't know what the original color was. The head tube is stamped 'Galmozzi
> Super Competizione" and it has 2 holes for the head badge (which I
> unfortunately don't have), head lugs are chromed, and this is also the case
> with the fork crowns. The bracket tube has no holes but has a "7" stamped.
> Pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/rvandingenen/Galmozzi
> I plan to restore the frame and build it up with period-correct components
> if possible.
> Can anyone help me defining this period? What would be an appropriate color
> for the frame? I like very much the deep red color of the Galmozzi shown in
> the CR Gallery...
> Thanks a lot for your help