[CR] Guarini - maybe a store brand?


Example: Framebuilding

Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 16:32:23 -0700
From: Harry Schwartzman <harryschwartzman@yahoo.com>
To: <gazlemon@gmail.com>
Cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Guarini - maybe a store brand?


Gaz and Listers,

I googled Guarini and found nothing cycling related. I did learn about the 16th century composer, so all was not for naught.

Perhaps it is a store brand frame? Many fine frames were store brand Italian bikes built by BMZ, Billato, Gloria and other even smaller shops (the histories of which I would love to see recounted on this list).

I have a wonderful BMZ built Lazzaretti ( http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3089/2320860647_eeaa9d134d.jpg) that is my daily rider and list member and BVVW member Norm Hellman has a gorgeous one too.

I think there was alot of rebranding going on in Italy from the fifties through the eighties. Whatever yours is, she's beautiful.

Harry Schwartzman Brooklyn, NY

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