AW: [CR]Performance SL Frame Set

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From: "Schmid" <>
To: "'Lane Wilkinson'" <>, <>
Subject: AW: [CR]Performance SL Frame Set
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:42:28 +0200
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Sounds like a Billato or Vetta brand frame from Padova. I have seen many frames produced by this companies as house brand frames for several shops or sellers. At that period they mostly used Cinelli lugs and BBs and those Columbus fork crowns. They often had engravings/pantoed seatstays.

Pictures would help a lot.


Michael Schmid Oberammergau Germany

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-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht----- Von: [] Im Auftrag von Lane Wilkinson Gesendet: Sonntag, 29. Juni 2008 17:24 An: Betreff: [CR]Performance SL Frame Set

Back in 1987 I bought new a frame set from the Performance Bike shop mail order catalog. The frame was a "house" brand with Performance decals on it. I am wondering if anyone knows who was the original manufacturer. The frame is a very nice Columbus SL with the Columbus dove engraved in the fork crown and top of seat stays. The fork and back half of the stays were chromed. The lugs are cut out with long points. Front and rear drop outs are Campagnolo and the BB is Italian threaded. I know the frame was made in italy but that is about all I know. The frame needs to be restored and I would like to
get more info before I begin.
Seattle WA