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Old 10-19-19, 02:49 PM
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Nice to find an informative thread when researching, particularly one that's several years old and not a zombie! So how can you tell if a frame is a Billato built? The sticker? (researching this still).
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Old 10-19-19, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post

Nope.
No luck.
They read my msg and did not respond.
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Old 10-19-19, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sumgy View Post
Nope.
No luck.
They read my msg and did not respond.
Bummer, they've responded to me in the past using email.

Maybe try here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/437412037076241/
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Old 10-19-19, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Bummer, they've responded to me in the past using email.

Maybe try here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/437412037076241/
Thanks for that.
Not really bothered enough to join a group just to ask the question.
Will leave it a mystery I guess.
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Came back to this to update with my Concorde frame. Wasn't sure who the builder was. A forum member on Paceline said it was definitely Billato built. So I posted over on the Billato owner's facebook page and Roberto Billato responded saying they did make it. So I'm added this bike to this thread to help others searching in the future.




I'm also throwing in a completed picture of the last Giordana I've had built up. This one turned out really sweet and the few rides I got in on it before the snows began were quite fun.

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Old 01-02-20, 05:17 AM
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This 87-88 Billato built Guerciotti SL will be back on the road come spring
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I purchased a 1987 or 1988 (I think) Greg Lemond frame on eBay ten or twelve years ago and built the bike using a variety of Super Record (rear derailleur and seat post), Record (crank and Italian thread bottom bracket). New Record shift leavers, Chorus brakes, Mavic wheels laced to Dura Ace hubs with six speed cluster, Cinelli bars, Speedplay zero pedals, and Vetta saddle. I like to ride this bike, so I did not want to compromise on braking power, gear range, or the pedals that I use on my other bikes. I have other, more period correct components that I can use if I want to enter a vintage event. This appears from the decals to be a frame that Billato built for Lemond as a tribute to his 1986 Tour de France win, since there is no mention on the decals of more recent wins. I was trying to include photos but, since I have not yet posted ten messages on this forum, I appear to be prevented from doing so.
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I am up to nine posts on this forum, so if I post this short statement, I should be able to post photos on my next posting? I will give it a try.
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Old 06-19-20, 08:58 AM
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Here is my Billato built Lemond as described above.
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Old 06-26-20, 10:56 PM
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^ Wow!!!!!!! Red, White, and Blue and a Billato built Lemond. The Trifecta!

I would LOVE to find one of these in my size. I am so envious.
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Old 06-27-20, 08:08 AM
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The (probably) Billato frame that I have is another Ten Speed Drive Guerciotti, the GLX (SLX) model from 1984, with chromed fork and mostly chrome chain stays on both sides -- unremarkable compared to a lot of the beautiful stuff pictured, but the attention to detail is about the best in my stable, for sure. Slightly better than a 1984 Motobécane Team Champion (last year for French manufacture, which is still blingier because the whole rear end is chromed, along with the fork) and equal to a 1983 Serotta Club Special. Funny that all 3 of these are from 1983-1984, and are the newest ones in my collection. I guess that's my personal high-water mark for "manufacturing excellence", though I do have older ones that are, it has to be said, have and show more "hand craft" (basically all of English origin) dating back through the 70s to the 50s.

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Old 06-27-20, 08:49 AM
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This maybe Billato, maybe Mondonico from +/-1987
Whatever it is I love it


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Old 07-24-20, 11:42 AM
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Just picked this up a couple of weeks ago. It's an early 1980's Cramerotti. Guissepe Cramerotti was an Italian racer who retired to Canada and opened a shop called La Bicicletta in Vancouver, BC. He had frames made by Billato in Italy, then finished them here in Canada and sold them under his own Cramerotti brand. They were medium- to high-end bikes, depending on the model. This is a medium-level bike, i'm guessing. It came to me with a mishmash of components, Campagnolo hubs, 105 RD, Campagnolo FD, Record downtube shifters, and Modelo brakes and levers. A friend had a complete Campagnolo Chorus groupset so i'm going to rebuild it with that.

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Status report on the Cramerotti... Campagnolo set fully disassembled, cleaned, polished, re-assembled, and installed. Found the seatpost that came with the set is a Record/Super Record post and 27.2mm dia, and I need 26.6. Found a 26.6 Chorus post on eBay that matches the rest of the components so picked that up... Awaiting its arrival now. Frame sandblasted and powdercoated in gunmetal metallic grey... The colour came out way better than I had hoped.
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Seems post died some time ago, so I'll resurrect it - here's my Billato, built by Billato Not ridden it yet, but will get on it soon....


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Picture could be better as it taken indoors when snow was on the ground. Cromovelato and Campy 50th Anniversary group.

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This looks suspiciously like this one. https://steel-vintage.com/billato-cr...ke-1983-detail

Lucky you!
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This looks suspiciously like this one. https://steel-vintage.com/billato-cr...ke-1983-detail

Lucky you!
Had not seen that before, but it does look like mine. Can't be many 57s are out there. Mine did not come with a pump. Specs look identical though. Wonder what they sold it for...
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Had not seen that before, but it does look like mine. Can't be many 57s are out there. Mine did not come with a pump. Specs look identical though. Wonder what they sold it for...

Don't know but I bet for far more you got yours for 😀
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While I know Guerciotti used multiple contractors for their frames, here's a question. Would they (or any of the big Italians) have contracted their "entry level", (i.e. Aelle, Chromor, etc) frames to the same builders or would they have gone to a second-tier group for those frames?


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