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What is a Veloetruria?

Old 03-23-21, 06:54 PM
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What is a Veloetruria?

For sale locally. I never heard of it.

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Old 03-23-21, 06:59 PM
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Looks like a bicycle to me. Never heard of the brand. Google shows a variety of models with that name, from townie bikes on up to TT funny bikes.

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Nice bar wrap.
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Looks like a bicycle to me.
At the last bicycle swap meet the organizer said, " The vintage bike crowd attracts a certain kind of as***le". How true that statement was.

Anyhow, It appears a quality frame. May have Campy, but I am not sure. The seller knows nothing.
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Whoever they are, I hope they put more effort in frame construction than they did in decal design. It looks like a well built frame, I always think it's a shame when the graphics and decals are really boring.
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Originally Posted by Jicafold View Post
At the last bicycle swap meet the organizer said, " The vintage bike crowd attracts a certain kind of as***le". How true that statement was.

Anyhow, It appears a quality frame. May have Campy, but I am not sure. The seller knows nothing.
Might I point out to you the title of your thread? Different wording might have elicited a different response, but I was just the first one to reply. I hope you'll be very happy with your Veloetruria.
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No tubing graphics, so my guess a price point frame but the product specifier was smart enough to spec chrome! and Campagnolo ends.
seatpost size could tell a bit.
possible Modolo speedy brakes, Sachs? Rear mech and shift levers? Looks like a Japanese front mech.
nothing special component wise, if on a budget and it fits, maybe not a bad deal.
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Looks like a nice enough frame, possibly Columbus Tre-Tubi level given the underwhelming crankset and mix of Sachs-Huret on it. Don't remember who made that seatpost, but I recently sold one...paging malcala622 to ID.

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I've never heard of 'Veloetruria' before. The name would translate as 'Etruscan Bicycle," Etruria being the ancient Etruscan homeland, so presumably made in central Italy. There was also a Kingdom of Etruria for a little while in the Napoleonic period. At this point it's just a name.
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Originally Posted by Jicafold View Post
At the last bicycle swap meet the organizer said, " The vintage bike crowd attracts a certain kind of as***le". How true that statement was.

Anyhow, It appears a quality frame. May have Campy, but I am not sure. The seller knows nothing.
First time on the internet, eh? I thought it was funny and would have thought so even if I was the thread starter. Thumpism is a solid dude. You sure he's the as le in this situation?
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Well, it doesn't strike me as a secret jewel or an unmitigated disaster. Fork does not look bent, the parts do not look like garbage. Chain looks like perhaps a few links should come out. It's what, about 30 years old?

Overhaul it and make sure everything works right, and sell it to a student for $250?
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Looks like a bicycle to me.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Looks like a bicycle to me.

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Dammit, I knew I should have copyrighted that post.
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Dammit, I knew I should have copyrighted that post.
But was your post Y2K compliant?

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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
I've never heard of 'Veloetruria' before. The name would translate as 'Etruscan Bicycle," Etruria being the ancient Etruscan homeland, so presumably made in central Italy. There was also a Kingdom of Etruria for a little while in the Napoleonic period. At this point it's just a name.
So "velo" must be Etruscan for bicycle. Didn't know that!
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