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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:10 pm 
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I've owned a few Italian bikes in my time, mostly Olmo's. There are many 100's of Boutique Italian framemakers that didn't produce in high numbers. I will produce a list of these hopefully soon.

As for now, these are my favorites from the 'larger' or more well known companies....How about you?


Gianni Motta
I find the signature bendy seatstays on this make particularly seductive. :oops:

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Casati: Monza model
Very distinctive 'forked' seatstay caps on the frames. Lots of pantographing. Beautifully finished.

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Tommasini
Many of their late 80's pursuit models were absolutely gorgeous.

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Ciocc

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Olmo
I really liked their 80's models, later ones from the 1990's (which I have owned) tended to be sloppy and had terrible paint and graphics.

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Rossin

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Legnano
Always had a soft spot for their distinctive lime metallic green paintjobs.

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Atala
I like the 80's and 90's steel models, especially the geometry looked spot on.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:49 pm 
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Viner track frame...

Saw them being ridden at the Skol Six back in the 70's :D

Shaun


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:04 am 
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My favorite Italian builders: Cinelli is first (pre 1978), followed by Masi, (has to be a Faliero build) Gloria is third and last Galmozzi. I appreciate many others, De Rosa, Binachi, Pogliaghi but the bikes that really raise my temperature are the first four.

Steven


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:05 am 
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How could I forget Colnago I love a 70s Super


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:18 am 
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Here is a list of Italian bike makers (modern and vintage) from the Dutch site
Italiaanse Racefietsen. The list has 909 different makers at the moment!

http://www.italiaanseracefietsen.com/merkenlijst/

Cheers,

Johnny


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:11 pm 
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Cinelli for me as no. 1 because I own one. Others that I like the look of are Atala, Milano and Pegoretti (I've never ridden any of these so I'm going on aesthetics rather than ride quality).

I also like the new Colnago C59 because they are trying to be innovative and push technology. (I'm a closet geek for all things mechanical/technology based - I'm a big fan of Cervelo too). Unfortunately I don't own one of these either as it would be a bike to far for my marriage.

Paul


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:53 pm 
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recently got my hands on a masi and have ridden 200 miles on it ,and am rather impressed with the ride.all i need to do know is find myself a early 90,s de rosa


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Daccordi all day long for me.

Why?

Just watch this!

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=1RlScKBRh1I&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D1RlScKBRh1I


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:29 pm 
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LOL. Were those stilleto's clipless ?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:50 am 
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i only ever wanted these italian frames - it's a green thing really!

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just got myself a nice new VHS video recorder (for £17!!) and am going to watch
the 1988 world championships...one of the best races i've ever seen..when you see
the effort that steve bauer put in to catch the the two leaders, criquelion and fondriest
it's no wonder he lost the plot and put the former into the crash barriers!!

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