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Old 09-24-19, 03:50 PM
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Any info about BRM cycles?

Interesting looking bike on ebay from a BRM? Never heard of it and google was not my friend...
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Old 09-24-19, 05:25 PM
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Well, I'd think Italian. The M being stylized differently makes me wonder if it's not related to a location, Milano? Or maybe the "M" for Motta and "B" for Bergamo?

Clearly a crapload of work went into all the etching/panto stuff, whatever, brain not function. Would appear a spendy bike or passion build. Never seen anything like it but I bet someone else here has! Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by francophile
Well, I'd think Italian. The M being stylized differently makes me wonder if it's not related to a location, Milano? Or maybe the "M" for Motta and "B" for Bergamo?

Clearly a crapload of work went into all the etching/panto stuff, whatever, brain not function. Would appear a spendy bike or passion build. Never seen anything like it but I bet someone else here has! Thanks for sharing.
That's the type of bike that tempts me...eek!
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
That's the type of bike that tempts me...eek!
I love a good mystery for sure. I feel like every time I come across an unknown Italian, it always seems to tie back to a shop/in-house brand.

Then I started thinking about this in Italian. The really ornate nature made me think of Rauler. Cicli and Bici being two words for our two wheeled friends. So I went to FrameTeller just to peruse and see if maybe - with this being BR-m maybe Bici R-m. Like Bici Rauler / Marastoni, since Rauler was a student of Marastoni, who also did some really ornate builds.

Then I realized I'm probably thinking about this too hard. But damn that is really ornate for a shop or in-house brand. I love it.
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The bidding is at $26.00 plus shipping at the moment...I stopped there. Someone in Europe must want it.
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I really like it...the engraving on the rear of the DO is different.

Edit - now that I see more of it on ebay, it definitely looks italian.
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Although Iíve seen a BRM labeled frame (once) before, Iíve never found out what those letters stand for.

I ran across this red frame a few months ago:





Iíll have to guess that 'BRM' either an acronym of a cycling team or of a shop (and not necessarily in Italy).


I wonít have to guess about the frame though, as that is definitely a Patelli (of Bologna), likely built by Luigi Patelli (but from Umbertoís shop). They (Umberto/Luigi) did some contract builds but not a lot. Aside from these unidentified BRM frames and another unidentified frame marked ďDP,Ē Iíve only seen a handful of contract builds Patelli did for Baldi, Marchesini, Castriotta, Marini and one non-Italian - the Swedish Flamingo brand.


Flamingo (I think from around 1985/86):




One of several standard Patelli fork crown pantos:





The following two show the lug pantos:







A less common Patelli fork crown panto:

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Originally Posted by MauriceMoss
Although Iíve seen a BRM labeled frame (once) before, Iíve never found out what those letters stand for.

I ran across this red frame a few months ago:





Iíll have to guess that 'BRM' either an acronym of a cycling team or of a shop (and not necessarily in Italy).


I wonít have to guess about the frame though, as that is definitely a Patelli (of Bologna), likely built by Luigi Patelli (but from Umbertoís shop). They (Umberto/Luigi) did some contract builds but not a lot. Aside from these unidentified BRM frames and another unidentified frame marked ďDP,Ē Iíve only seen a handful of contract builds Patelli did for Baldi, Marchesini, Castriotta, Marini and one non-Italian - the Swedish Flamingo brand.


Flamingo (I think from around 1985/86):




One of several standard Patelli fork crown pantos:





The following two show the lug pantos:







A less common Patelli fork crown panto:

I think you've ID'd the builder! Nice work...a brand I'd heard of, seen once or twice (and admired), but knew very little about.
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