[CR] Ciclo Locomotiva

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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 20:57:32 -0700
From: Marc Winnikoff <m.winnikoff@grafhind.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Ciclo Locomotiva

List- Has any one ever heard of this name plate? Please see attached pictures. I recently purchased this bike from a local whose neighbor gave it to him. It is outfitted with Magistroni crank, Campy Grand Sport derailleurs and hubs, Amrosio stem and rims, Brooks Swallow Tail saddle, Universal brakes and Legano pedals. Everything appears original except for the Resilion brake levers which were positioned for an upright ride probably during the 70's (deduced by Wolbers on the bike). My guess is that it was originally outfitted with Universal levers. The painting is quite unique as well as the ornate decals. Note the early pre-brazed on shift lever bracket. I am going to embark on a sympathetic restoration, not a rebuild/repaint.

If the name plate cannot be identified, can anyone define a time frame for this bike. I am thinking 50's/60's.

Let me know your thoughts or where I might pursue finding the origin of this strange machine.

Pictures to follow.


Marc Winnikoff
Santa Barbara, CA