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Old 07-27-05, 01:42 PM
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Milano Sport?

I picked up a beat-up Milano Sport today at my secret supply of used bikes. Does anyone know about these bikes? I found one thread via search that said they were made by Masi; anyone have any info beyond that? Some of it's specs:

Campy down tube shifters (with "Brev Int Campagnolo" on the sides)
Campy Front and rear deraillers
Unknown cranks and pedals
Rusty 27" rims, bolt ins.
The head tube and main decals are all shiny and have the words "Milano Sport"
Sticker on the seat tube says "Made in Italy"
Sticker on the top tube has three lines that spell out the big three races, Giro, TDF, and Vueleta.
The frame and fork are white.

I'm at work, so I'll post pics this evening.
Thanks.
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I don't think the Milano sport is related to Masi.
Alberto Masi lost the right to use the name Masi he markets (or marketed)
Milano. The Milano Sport is I believe an older frame.
I would say probably contract built (billato?) and imported here (U.S.)
for bike boom years.

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Marty,

Thanks for the info. It strikes me as an early 1980's bike (the shiny stickers), but it is a 12 speed, so I guess it could be a little earlier. The frame is scratched up and has some surface rust, but it appears to be in pretty good shape underneith the paint- no cracks or bends that I can see. I'm thinking of stiripping the parts, stripping and repainting the frame myself and tranferring all the good Campy GS bits off of my Raleigh onto this frame, since it's my size.

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just an FYI Milano Sport is also the name of Alberto Masi's distribution
company in the US (Chester Conn.) that may be the connection that
you were thinking of. They have nothing to do with Milano Sport bicycles though.
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Interesting you say that - I just contacted Greg over at Milano Sport and he's going to try and help me identify the bike.

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Here are some pics of the Milano; if anyone can help id this old bike, that would be cool. It's steel, 12 speed Campy, 27" rims, centerpull Balilla brakes, ITM stem, and decals that say Milano Sport and Made in Italy.

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that is a milano sport, NOT a milano sport.
what do i mean? it's a factory frame branded
in italy in the 50s/60s/70s. no relation at all
to the modern era frame of the same name,
or to the masi brand.
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Originally Posted by e-RICHIE
that is a milano sport, NOT a milano sport.
wtf does he mean? it's a factory frame branded
in italy in the 50s/60s/70s. no relation at all
to the modern era frame of the same name,
or to the masi brand.
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Who are you referring to when you say "that is a milano sport, NOT a milano sport"? I guess I'm a little confused when you say "wtf does he mean" He who?

Sounds like this is some no-name Italian brand labeled Milano Sport (but not made by a company called Milano Sport) and imported to the US sometime in the 60's or 70's?

And I'm also still trying to determine of there ever was a bike maker called Milano Sport. Hmmmm.

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Originally Posted by lokerola
Who are you referring to when you say "that is a milano sport, NOT a milano sport"? I guess I'm a little confused when you say "wtf does he mean" He who?

Sounds like this is some no-name Italian brand labeled Milano Sport (but not made by a company called Milano Sport) and imported to the US sometime in the 60's or 70's?

And I'm also still trying to determine of there ever was a bike maker called Milano Sport. Hmmmm.

Thanks

i am parodying myself, as in, heckling my
opinion before i expound on it!!
you are correct in your interpretation; milano sport,
as in your bicycle, was a brand from italy that most
likely was nothing more than a company that sourced
out factory frames from various cottage industry
job shops. my point was your bicycle has nothing
in common (except the name) with the 90s era
bicycles branded by the usa importer of alberto
masi frames.
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Gothcha'! I'm a little slow this morning. Must get more coffee. Anyway, thanks for helping out.

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I think the "wtf does he mean" threw
him off (it did me at first, had to reread
it a few times).
I thought you were quoting (paraphrasing) something
previously posted.

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i edited my text for clarity
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Milano Sport

I'm new here, but I just grabbed a Milano Sport from eBay. I am no expert, but it seems evident that there is no way Masi is affiliated or responsible for the production of this bike. I'm viewing my latest find as a department-store quality bike, but I love it already because...

1. It's Italian
2. It's vintage
3. It has character (unlike the dime-a-dozen Treks--thanks to Lance--that I see on my favorite route)

As soon as I get it, I'll put up some pics. I would love to meet fellow owners/riders...also mine is slated to become a fixie, so I may have parts for someone else's restore!

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Hello!! I have a "Milano Sport" bike but i dont know its origin...

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Milano Sport?

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I picked up a beat-up Milano Sport today at my secret supply of used bikes. Does anyone know about these bikes? I found one thread via search that said they were made by Masi; anyone have any info beyond that? Some of it's specs:

Campy down tube shifters (with "Brev Int Campagnolo" on the sides)
Campy Front and rear deraillers
Unknown cranks and pedals
Rusty 27" rims, bolt ins.
The head tube and main decals are all shiny and have the words "Milano Sport"
Sticker on the seat tube says "Made in Italy"
Sticker on the top tube has three lines that spell out the big three races, Giro, TDF, and Vueleta.
The frame and fork are white.

I'm at work, so I'll post pics this evening.
Thanks.


Sad shape Milano Sport, any idea where I could find the serial number?


Someone said this might be a Peugeot UO8 variant?

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Hello GreatG & welcome to the forum!

This is a bottom of the line Chiorda product from near to 1972 time.

You will be able to read a specific date from the backside of the cycle's Simplex Prestige rear derailleur.




Note features such as plate style bridges, bulge-formed head, five-piece solid axle hubs & stamped sheet fork crown cap.

Machines sold in chainstores rather than bicycle shops.

On some of their products serial is on head, some on dropouts and some on shell; while many others have none.

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Frame is constructed of Agrati bits -

its bulge-formed head is "AM" pattern

its seat lug is is part of "AMERICA" set

the bottom bracket shell, Nr. 000.8507 is part of the "AM" set

dropouts are item Nr. 000.8002

fork ends item Nr. 000.8010

fork crown and cap cannot be seen well enough in your images to identify

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Hope this helps you a bit.

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