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Old 08-05-12, 02:46 AM
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S. Bedonni

I know that S. BEDONNI built up rather nice frames until perhaps the mid. 1950's and I have seen photographs on Bike Forums and elsewhere of a superb red condorino bicycle with Campagnolo Corsa gears.
Can anyone give me any information about this builder, who I believe "bought-in" various items and assembled them, possibly for professionals ?
Has anyone any photographs of the headbadge and the other decals that were used please and in vain hope does anyone have a headbadge ?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I know nothing of S. Bedonni but I did a little Google searching and came up with this link.

Here it is in Italian. http://biciclettedecadence.blogspot....onni-1946.html

Here it is after being run through Google Translate. http://translate.google.com/translat...6.html&act=url

Company Bedonni Bologna little is known it, was operational for a few years from 1939 until shortly after World War II ... was not a real manufacturer and not a peasant craftsman's workshop, was primarily an assembler refined assembalava that real special request. Perhaps it was even frame builder, certainly provided a few bikes with his own brand independent professional ... demonstrates the commemorative decal showing this example, mentioning the victory of the Italian Championship for two years, 1942 and 1943
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Here are some pics from the blog.



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That's Paulo's blog. The OP can email him and Paulo will reply with more info. Nice guy. Sometimes has some interesting bits for sale.
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Hello, thanks for this information which I have already seen. Cicli S. Bedonni's premises were in the Via G. Petroni, Bologna and I know that he was manufacturing frames / complete bicycles until the mid 1950's at least.
Of course he assembled components [or so we are told], like many other small companies who didn't manufacture their own lugs, bottom bracket shells and fork crowns etc.
Knowing how the amateur / semi-professional "local" racing teams operated in that period, it is quite possible that he bought-in frames to order, often with special requirements; team colour paintwork etc.
It is known that at least one very prestigious Italian manufacturer produced "bare frames" for such small companies.
The mystery deepens.
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Hi! I have just bought this Bedonni bike. I like it very much, and I'm happy to show it you. [QUOTE=keidal;14568189]I know that S. BEDONNI built up rather nice frames until perhaps the mid. 1950's and I have seen photographs on Bike Forums and elsewhere of a superb red condorino bicycle with Campagnolo Corsa gears.
Can anyone give me any information about this builder, who I believe "bought
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^Very cool. How about posting some more pics, including one of the whole bike?
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I have posted many pics but only four are on line. I'll try again.
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Bedonni sport Simplex 3v

Here they are.
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