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Old 10-13-13, 02:26 PM
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@afilado « Soudures et Mesures Garanties » is probably not the actual brand name
it means "Weldings and Measurements Garanteed"...
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Old 10-13-13, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by bloom87 View Post
@afilado « Soudures et Mesures Garanties » is probably not the actual brand name
it means "Weldings and Measurements Garanteed"...
It is the actual brand name, see this ad
https://www.peterbrueggeman.com/cr/SM...28_Nov1977.pdf
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Old 10-13-13, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter_B View Post
It is the actual brand name, see this ad
https://www.peterbrueggeman.com/cr/SM...28_Nov1977.pdf
ah bon ! quoi de plus prosaïque comme nom
ahahah
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Old 10-13-13, 08:58 PM
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I folded two of the three bikes I owned from the first list, so it can't be that rare. I still have the old Casati.
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Old 10-13-13, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by bloom87 View Post
ah bon ! quoi de plus prosaïque comme nom
ahahah
Yes, it is so straightforward in brand messaging !
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Old 10-14-13, 10:49 PM
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Contini small Spanish Co. still in business. I have two of them tgis one and a Reynolds 501 oval downtube 1st gen. Dura Ace triple tourer. Sorry about the lousy pictures. Ed
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Old 10-15-13, 12:13 PM
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Old 10-16-13, 03:11 PM
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Remy another obscure Dutch brand, these are old pictures of mine which sits unassembled in my 'bike room'
The decals are quite tacky looking for a very nice reynolds 531 frame.
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Old 10-16-13, 03:31 PM
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Just another Grandis
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^ Hah - "just"; beautiful bike

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Originally Posted by lotek View Post
Remy another obscure Dutch brand, these are old pictures of mine which sits unassembled in my 'bike room'
The decals are quite tacky looking for a very nice reynolds 531 frame.

THAT just makes my Dutch heart go pitter-patter. Which Campy components is she dressed in?

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Old 10-16-13, 09:07 PM
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Just another Grandis
Truly a beautiful bicycle.
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Old 08-02-14, 10:12 AM
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Is anyone familiar with the badge Atlantica?

Saw two or three of these entry level Italian bikes in the wild some years ago. Tried the forum's search function without result. IIRC there was a U.S. importer for them located in Carpenteria, California about 1970. Perhaps a contract build and a possible house brand.

Ah, just found a single mention at another forum; not of much help alas:


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Old 09-24-14, 10:36 PM
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Have now found the California importer for Atlantica bicycles. It was a distributor called I. Martin Imports. They were located at 8330 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048. The company seems to have handled them from the mid-1960's through the mid-1970's. Only a base model is shown in their list; roughly parallel to a Peugeot A08 or Raleigh Record. It is called 217 and was offered in both a gents and a ladies version. Made in Italy.

I. Martin was also a rep for Lygie and Chiorda cycles.
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Old 09-24-14, 11:41 PM
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Maber, Italian, this one is #11 .
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I just helped a mate buy this from a site in France. Still trying to research who Alain Redolfi was, but so far very few details. Raced in the 70s and another Redolfi (Atillio), possibly father, raced quite successfully in the 50s and 60s. This one was made in 1979/80 in a suburb of Paris. Probably. There's another thread about it elsewhere.


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Not sure how Obscure but have not seen another one.
'82/83 Elvish Extra



'88 Schwinn Ontare



BMZ Biemmezeta Mod Gimondi



Libertas

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Very nice "obscure" collection frogbutter!

The Gimondi is especially beautiful...
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My two obscure bikes, a Redcay (late 70s-early 80s framebuilder in NJ, went on to build Ross Signature frames), and a Conti (this is a gaspipe model I think, from Mario Conti of Firenze):



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What's the story on the Libertas? It's gorgeous!
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Mattolini from around 1970.



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add to that: CERA



There are/were far more obscure English marques than well known ones.
How about Fothergill?
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