Prodigal road guy
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Eugene. Oregon
Bikes: '72 Bob Jackson; '82 Austro-Daimler Starleicht; '85 Scapin; '80 Peugeot PKN-10; '81 Trek 610; '87 Hunter Corsa; '72 Italvega and '75 Motobecane Grand Jubillee frames built into freewheel singlespeeds.
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It's probably Torpado, not Torpedo. Torpado made a full range of bikes from gaspipe to Columbus/Campy race machines; judging from the dork disk (slang for the plastic freewheel guard on the rear wheel) yours may be on the lower end of the lineup, but I'm intrigued by what appear to be chrome lugs, which would tend to be higher end. The should be a sticker on the seat tube that says what kind of tubing it's made of; that, and the brand of the extra bits (derailleurs, brakes, etc.) should give us all a better idea.
Even if it's lower end, I'd wager that it's of relatively good quality; I have a Torpado-built frame which was sold as a Univega, and even though it's obviously lower end in that it has stamped versus forged dropouts, it's really cleanly built, and a good rider.