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Old 04-29-19, 12:16 PM
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I am curious how many models the DBS company made while they were still out of Norway?
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Have never been able to locate any DBS catalogues online.

One good spot to ask would be the Swedish cycle forum. There are sure to be regulars there who are expert on DBS products.

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As @juvela mentioned, there's little in the way of official publications you can find online on the DBS as a brand. I think I've only seen one catalog scan and it was from the 90s.
As for the model names, I don't think they changed a lot over the years (at least late 70s to mid 80s) but the specs definitely seem to vary. Here is a list of their models ca 1983, top to bottom:

La Migliore
Professionale
Competition
Internazionale
Nazionale

La Migliore and Professionale were made by Daccordi, Competition by Panasonic and the bottom two were either made by Piazza or someone using Piazza bits (as I've seen them use Piazza dropouts).

Another decent resource for info and pics of DBS bikes is the Terrengsykkel forum.
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Thanks so much for this information Maurice!

ging's inquiry has to do with a pro machine which appears to date from ~1962

this would predate the association with Daccordi by a number of years AFAIK

the bicycle was discussed in this thread which may have come and gone when you were away from the forum

1962 DBS Value?

oh drat, at least on me screen the photos seem to have gone walkabout

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