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Old 03-16-22, 02:50 PM
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Tamagni bikes little to zero info online.

Hi all!
Looking at picking this bike up. It is a Tamagni built with Columbus tubing and nice lug castings with Tamagni name and logos throughout. Seems a late 80ís early 90ís by brazenin from derailleur and Dura-Ace 7400 groupset.

Iíd appreciate any info and shared knowledge as a google and forum search turned up nothing.

Thanks in advance!


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That will be gone soon, is the only thing I know about it. Hurry hurry, time is waisting.
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That will be gone soon, is the only thing I know about it. Hurry hurry, time is waisting.
Can you believe, itís been up for sale for two years. I made an offer for it to pick up on Sunday when the seller returns.
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Must have been named after this cyclist from the 50's.....
Remo Tamagni
I think that's his signature on the top tube.....
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Must have been named after this cyclist from the 50's.....
Remo Tamagni
I think that's his signature on the top tube.....
Thank Chombi,
That is all that turned up on my google searches as well. The fact that I cannot find anything about the bicycle itself, intrigues me. I lean towards marques that are not as known, rooting for the underdog and craftsmen who follow their dreams against all odds. In this case, its just that gut feeling has me thinking it might be a gem. It is being advertised for $500 and the fact that the entire bike is Dura-Ace 7400 and in darned good condition is TOO tempting. The frameset is not my size so it will likely be used as wall art.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Must have been named after this cyclist from the 50's.....
Remo Tamagni
I think that's his signature on the top tube.....
Just to expand on that, Remo was from Lodi, and the head tube badge appears to be a version of the Lodi coat of arms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodi,_Lombardy

Whether that's where the frame was made or it was just a homage to Remo, who knows?
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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Just to expand on that, Remo was from Lodi, and the head tube badge appears to be a version of the Lodi coat of arms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodi,_Lombardy

Whether that's where the frame was made or it was just a homage to Remo, who knows?
Thank you! Itís a great clue and fuel to continue my research. Iíll look into builders local to Lodi.
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Thank you! Itís a great clue and fuel to continue my research. Iíll look into builders local to Lodi.
Not sure if you're on Instagram or not, but this guy literally drew the map of classic Italian bicycles: https://www.instagram.com/derosaclassic/?hl=en

Also interested if MauriceMoss has heard of Tamagni.
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This brand is new to me. I found a couple of Italian obituaries for Remo Tamagni, who passed away in 2019. They talked primarily about his cycling career and did not mention bicycle manufacturing or marketing. One did mention that his family had been in the ice cream business and that he retuned to it after retiring from pro cycling.

Conversely, I also found an advertisement selling another Tagmagni. The seller attributed it to Remo, and said the company was headquartered in Lodi, though it wasn't in business for very long. His frame had Matrix fork blades which puts it around 1986-1987. His serial number was 348, so it sounds like the company may have started not much earlier. If it was short lived, that may explain the lack of mention in the obitiaries.

The subject bicycle has the pre-1988 Columbus decal but sometimes framebuilders have excess stock to carry over. The only years that Dura-Ace featured single pivot brake calipers in combination with the rear derailleur having the blind P-pivot were 1989 and 1990. Assuming the components are OEM, my leading candidate would be a 1989 model year.

So, both bicycles are not too far apart in age and if what the seller stated is true, it's possible that these bicycles were only marketed in the late 1980s. Hopefully, Mr. Moss has more accurate information.

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Originally Posted by P!N20 View Post
Not sure if you're on Instagram or not, but this guy literally drew the map of classic Italian bicycles: https://www.instagram.com/derosaclassic/?hl=en

Also interested if MauriceMoss has heard of Tamagni.
checked out his Instagram. Impressive and great photography.
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This brand is new to me. I found a couple of Italian obituaries for Remo Tamagni, who passed away in 2019. They talked primarily about his cycling career and did not mention bicycle manufacturing or marketing. One did mention that his family had been in the ice cream business and that he retuned to it after retiring from pro cycling.

Conversely, I also found an advertisement selling another Tagmagni. The seller attributed it to Remo, and said the company was headquartered in Lodi, though it wasn't in business for very long. His frame had Matrix fork blades which puts it around 1986-1987. His serial number was 348, so it sounds like the company may have started not much earlier. If it was short lived, that may explain the lack of mention in the obitiaries.

The subject bicycle has the pre-1988 Columbus decal but sometimes framebuilders have excess stock to carry over. The only years that Dura-Ace featured single pivot brake calipers in combination with the rear derailleur having the blind P-pivot were 1989 and 1990. Assuming the components are OEM, my leading candidate would be a 1989 model year.

So, both bicycles are not too far apart in age and if what the seller stated is true, it's possible that these bicycles were only marketed in the late 1980s. Hopefully, Mr. Moss has more accurate information.
Thank you T-Mar,
Can you provide a link for the ad you found selling the other Tamagni? On a side note I added photos of the cable ports on the Bianchi with white decals. I can only hope to one day share this knowledge you are sharing.
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