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Old 08-16-18, 02:07 PM
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Monza Sport

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The other day was at ebay.de doing a search and chanced upon this cycle.

Have had two or three Milano Sport and Roma Sport bikes come through the workshop so stopped to see what this might be. Have wondered in the past just how many of these [Italian city] _ Sport marques there might be. T-Mar has written that the Roma-Sport badge was produced by Carnielli but have not as yet learned maker of the Milano Sport. Could there be also an Abruzzi Sport or a Bolzano Sport marque...

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Frame - built of Agrati bits. Lug pattern is the "AM" nr. 000.8040 with bulge-formed head nr. 000.8046. Bottom bracket shell is nr. 000.8507. Fork crown is from "SPORT" pattern set nr. 000.8050/U and is item nr. 026.8058. Fork crown cap is item nr. 202.9110. Dropouts are item nr. 000.8002. Forkends with double eyelets are first encountered on a frame of all Agrati bits. Do not have a number for them. Plate style chainstay and seatstay bridges are Agrati.

Transfers - head, seat tube, down tube and top tube all ward Monza Sport transfers. In each case they include a paperclip symbol. Has anyone ever encountered this symbol in connection with bicycles?

Fittings - easily the cycle's nicest component is the Lyotard 460D pedal set. these must be an upgrade/replacement. usually, when Chiorda for example, builds a bike around this frame it is fitted with either Union 40U pedals or Sheffield nr. 663. mixed gear ensemble presenets a puzzle. if Huret mechs OEM then bike dates from post-Sachs acquisition of the firm. headset is Agrati nr. 006.371 with the locknut from model nr. 022.3071 in the economy zinc plated version. Agrati headsets were offered in chrome plated (standard) or zinc plated (economy) finishes. stem/bar set may be ITM (Italmanubri). Altenburger Synchron brakeset curious to find on a frame from "the boot." right (rear) lever has been replaced with a Weinmann one. note that the assembler had to shim the band clamp for the Altenburger lever, It is probably the 23.8mm size intended for an alloy bar. the five-piece solid axle small flange steel hubs appear they may be Agrati Sport nr. 000.9011.

Bike appears it may be out of its intended market. The wheels are 27" rather than 700. Did Germany sell 27" wheel bicycles in the domestic market? Lamp boss is fitted to right fork blade suggesting a cycle built for sale in a land where folks travel on the left.

Has anyone encountered this marque previously? Suspect it to be a contract build done for a distributor or chainstore.

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Found another Monza Sport.

Seller's pic:



The 'paperclip' is actually an older version of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
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Found this example which appears roughly contemporaneous with subject machine -







two "as found" images from owner -





https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/235787

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In modern times the badge seems to belong to Kettler -

https://www.amazon.de/Kettler-Monza-.../dp/B001UGE2RA

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I did come across those "Kettler Monzas", but failed to find a connection with the "Monza Sport" so far.

And "Monza" was, of course a moniker favored by many manufacturers who wanted to associate their product with speed and Italianness.

Some were more inspired ...




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Thanks very much non-fixie.

The Kettler posted does refer to itself as a "Monza Sport"

Transfers are a bit difficult to read in the listing's photos. Could perceive no "paperclips" however.

Made me wonder if Kettler owned the marque back when subject cycle produced...

Verdurous example abiding in Eire -

https://www.adverts.ie/road-bikes/vi...sport/15363805

Marrone fellow in residence in the Yew Kay -

​​​​​​​https://single-speed.co.uk/blogs/sin...83-monza-sport
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