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What can you tell me about Erma bikes?

Old 12-15-16, 07:00 PM
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Google search reveals NOTHING but the chrome work on this thing is beautiful! Especially around the fenders and chaingaurd. Integrated brake levers are really unique as well but the shifters and rear derailleur looks really out of place.

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wow! I've stumped the BF gurus! No comments on how pretty the bike is either?

Any ideas on approx circa? Looks like Ofmega drivetrain if that helps at all...late 70's?
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Frame constructed with Agrati "ROMA" lugset nr. 000.8020/E/D.

Plate style bridges either Agrati or ESGE.

Chainset likely OMG or Agrati.

Headset is an OFMEGA pattern.

Bicycle's OFMEGA "banana" rear mech also made in colours.

Stem/bar set may be a product of Italmanubari (ITM), Agrati or Schierano.

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This a really nice bike as far as 5 speeds step throughs go nicely done fancy lugged frame with forged dropouts, chromed lugs, socks and step over and alloy wheels stuff you typically only see on higher end Italian road bikes outside Italy from this era . A lot of interesting details 2/3 enclosed chain guard, skirt string mounts on fenders and integrated brake levers. Looks to be an Italian market bike someone privetly imported so you may not find a lot of info on it in the US. I would say it's worth $200-250 as presented.
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dropouts are stamped with a gear hanger. likely an Agrati product.
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Thanks guys!

I've setup a viewing next week so we'll see how it goes.
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If you are able to make a viewing please let us know how reads the second transfer on the seat tube, the one below the ERMA one.

Also check for serial. If present, let us know placement and format.

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Beautiful machine! So very Italian, even the totally out-of-place Mistral bits don't matter.
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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If you are able to make a viewing please let us know how reads the second transfer on the seat tube, the one below the ERMA one.

Also check for serial. If present, let us know placement and format.

Thank you.

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Unfortunately, no serial number that I could locate but here is a pic of the transfer:
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Beautiful machine! So very Italian, even the totally out-of-place Mistral bits don't matter.
Totally agree. Beautiful machine, very Italian. I couldn't resist and bought it. Probably could have finagled the price a little but I was in love.
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Thank you for additional image and update.

Congratulations on your purchase.

Safety: please check to see how much of the handlebar stem is down inside the fork. Should be at least ~75mm for safety. Setting looks rather high at present but it may be that stem is tall enough to run this adjustment...

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^ yeah, that was the first thing I did when I got it home. Thanks so much for the help!
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