Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camp Hill, PA
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I don't know who built them but I agree w/Unworthy on the Lawee connection, and they always seemed like real nice bikes but never saw one my size.
I do recall in '92(?) Univega/Lawee did an 'inhouse' dealer show rather than go to Interbike. we went to the warehouse in Mansfield (I think). along with the Univegas they had some beautiful Bertoni frames including a MAX frame with a paint scheme only rivaled by the best Colnago "peacocks" unfortunatly we did not all walk around with camera phones in those days and there never seemed to be Bertoni catalog that year.
if by Cosco/Kirkland you mean a department store or discount house bike, I don't think Bertonis fit that description.
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape