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Fausto Bertolgio - Giro D'Italia 1975. Info / help please?

Old 03-21-13, 10:03 AM
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Fausto Bertolgio - Giro D'Italia 1975. Info / help please?

I found this gem awhile back and after months of digging around I can't seem to find any additional information on it.

As you can see the bike is labeled as a Fasto Bertolgio Giro D'Italia 1975. There are no distinct frame markings, so i'm not sure who the manufacturer is but i'd love to find out!

Cinelli bars (kinda chewed up on one side)
Modolo Equipe break set
Gipiemme - Crank, dropouts and headset
Derailleurs: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Victory
Front Wheel - Vuelta Rim / Shimano RX100 hub
Back Wheel - Ambrasio Aero Dynamic / Ofmega hub
Miche Pedals
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Old 03-21-13, 11:30 AM
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That's a nice looking bike. It should clean up nicely too.....I'd say that's newer than a 75...At least aerly 80's judging from the graphics, and what could be short slotted rear dropouts and brazed on top tube cable guides....Can you post up close up pics of the rear dropout are, seat cluster, head tube and fork crown so we can better figure out its vintage....

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Thanks I'll grab more detailed pics tonight.
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+1 to 1980s. Though I can't see the dropouts, the recessed brake mounts, single bottle boss and chrome fork were early to mid 1980s traits. Plus Bertoglio retired from pro cycling at the end of the 1979 season, so starting up a brand in the 1980s is a good fit.

It's quite Frankenbike. Most of the components and the Gipiemme drouts point towards a mid-range model, most likely tretubi SL, Matrix or Aelle. What is the seat post diameter and are there five spiral ridges on the inside of the bottom of the fork's steerer tube?

Pending further information, the manufacturer is open to speculation. However, Bertoglio gave Pinarello it's first Giro victory (and also another podium finish), so wouldn't it be nice if they repaid the honor by building his bicycles. The other distinct possibility is that it's a rebranded Moser, since Fausto finished his career riding for Moser's Sanson squad and Moser had already set up his own company.
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Nice looking bike. I agree with the mid '80s dating, the components look typical of a Bianchi Nuovo Alloro setup.

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Old 03-22-13, 07:54 AM
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Wow thanks guys. I thought the same thing (hoped) about Pinarello but I don't think so. Also when I took the photo's last night I realized that the dropouts are actually unbranded? Either way, it's a very strange bike - I wish it fit me ugghhh.

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Interesting stay attachment to both the seat lug and tube.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Interesting stay attachment to both the seat lug and tube.
I think it could be considered as a "fastback" style seat cluster....although the seat stays are a just little bit more off to the sides of the seat lug than on other fastback seat clusters I've seen.

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