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Garlatti completely original

Old 01-12-21, 06:37 PM
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Garlatti completely original

Can't post photo as I'm still a newbie but this bike is beautiful....what do you folks think. White with blue highlights all Campy
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Old 01-13-21, 03:46 PM
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@brixxton - post pics in your gallery in your profile. Other can post here.
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Old 01-14-21, 12:51 AM
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Here's a link to OP's Album, though I'm not able to find an example in it matching the description.
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Old 01-14-21, 11:43 PM
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This is what I am wondering about. It seems completely original and I'm not going to do anything but clean it

I love the chrome

And the old campagnolo set, is it a diamond in the rough ..oh and what's an OP?
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The Garlatti is a cool looking bike, but it is at the lower end of quality spectrum (typical Garlatti). It may still be a really fun bike though, just not super valuable. $50 would not be a low ball offer. The white/blue color scheme reminds me of a Raleigh Grand Sports.
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As I understand it, "OP" is the Bike Forums acronym for Original Post. I could be wrong.

As for your bike, it is entry level or close to it, however; it is the exact sort of bike that I like to restore these days. At the moment, I am completing the paint/art for this sixties something Torpado. My Torpado and your Garletti are very similar in vintage and quality level (the OP's Garletti is more desirable in my opinion and, were it my size, I would not hesitate to pay a couple of hundred dollars CND).

If it is any help, I recently got this old Torpado, a gift from a friend). My intention is to keep it as original as I can, group set wise, but made the decision to paint the bike and add correct art. Anyway, "as found" for free...


So far, without the cost of tires, the bike has set me back close to $150.00 CND, to get it looking like this (that includes the cost of the art)...


My best guess is that, with tires, new brake blocks and cables, the end cost will be around $250.00 CND for me. I should add that I do all of my own work, which keeps my build (and maintenance) cost down a lot. And, if the OP's bike is all polished chrome, under that paint, he or she just might decide to go all chrome like I did on my last Torpado...


Well, not quite all chrome. Some contrast adds to the visual quality, in my opinion...
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Interesting the proclamation on "full Campy" the derailleurs and shift levers are... but at the neat bottom end.
Chain is probably too long. (I hope so anyway)
Has Campagnolo second tier rear dropouts, could be worse.
Should ride reasonably well.
I would transform it into a wider tire "all road" bike. move to 700c wheels. go to a compact double up front.
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Cheers much

I'd been looking at a lot of different blogs/forums and am very glad I decided to hook up with you folks . I value everybody's opinion
That said the Torpedo looks fantastic
My Garlatti obviously needs sorting mechanically and under the paint is chrome that revives with a tin foil rub
As has been said it's mine to do with as I want. Cost me $20 and it was a horrible mess. The charm of the old Campagnolo front derailleur got me.
The jury is out
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Do not attempt to “toe-in” the brakes by bending the caliper arms- they will fracture.

I think a decent project
evaporust the rusted bits like the shift lever clamp-
those may be Campagnolo shift cables- the tell is a C in a diamond on the lead end.
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Looks like a good project bike, just needs a little TLC.
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Neat bike
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Old 02-28-21, 11:00 PM
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hello brixxton & congratulations on your find

this example hails from the 1972-73 time

we had a distributor in California who purchased one batch of these at this time and then the Garlatti marque disappeared from our shores yet once again

have never known who it was; may have been someone such as Merry Sales Co. of your town or Euro-Asia, then in Carpinteria

we had had a decade long drought on the marque prior to this; the previous batch, again a one-time thing, was ~1963; here is an example -



had two from this batch come through me workshop; one interesting feature of them is that they came through with the not often encountered Campag Sportman hubs

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frame -

constructed with Agrati lug pattern "ROMA" nr. 000.8020/U

upper head lug is item nr. 000.8024

lower head lug is item nr. 000.8023

seat lug is item nr. 023.8059

bottom bracket shell is item nr. 005.8057

fork ends are item nr. 000.8010

back in post nr. 7 it was mentioned that dropouts are "Campagnolo second tier" - they are not. they are Agrati. the difference between the Campag Sport ends set and this model of Agrati is that the Campag is marked with the Campag name and the Agrati is unmarked.

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fittings -

headset is Agrati item nr. 000.4001

bottom bracket set is Agrati item nr. 113.3021

chainset is Agrati

pedals are Sheffield (Noli-Cattaneo) model Corsa Nr. 655




brakeset is Universal model Sport (not model 61)

stem & bar set is 3TTT Tourist

hubs Gnutti large flange one-piece alloy 36 hole

rims Maccari steel 36 hole 27"

gear ensemble Campag Valentino




drive chain and gear block Regina

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usage tip -

one feature of these frames is a quite low bottom bracket shell

this design gives the bicycle what is called a nice "roll" - nothing to do with friction

the downside is that one cannot pedal through hard cornering without risking a pedal strike

likewise the design is not the ideal for "gravel grinding" or "cow trailing"

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accessory -

the cycle's REG (Rampinelli) water bottle holder nr. 164 is of value; even in this poor condition


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hope that you enjoy lots of good fun with the machine!

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That's a nice bike that will clean up well and ride nicely. My first road bike was a similarly equipped Bianchi Rekord '72; the main differences include a Nervar cotter crankset and stamped steel rear drop outs that required a derailleur hanger. In 1979 I road it for 3 weeks throughout France and Switzerland, including over the cols du Telegraphe, Iseran, Galibier, Lauteret, etc.
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