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1930s, Bicycles, Umberto Dei

1938 Umberto Dei Marca Oro A 20053

Umberto Dei was a successful racer and a bicycle mechanic apprentice at the same time. In the late 1890s he started to build his own bikes. First just for friends and soon for other riders.
Umberto Dei’s desire was to build the best bikes possible, always refining his techniques. His bikes became quite expensive but also considerably smoother to ride than his competitor’s. He and his employees acquired an expertise and fame which was second to none. For the 1936 Olympic Games, Umberto Dei delivered bicycles to the teams of 9 foreign countries.

Marca: Umberto Dei
Modello:
Marca Oro A
Anno:
1938
Telaio:
20053

Caratteristiche modello
– Modello n. 4 Super Lusso
– telaio a doppio diapason
– oliatori su mozzi e movimento centrale
– sistema frenante a trasmissioni rigide esterne
– frenata posteriore bassa
– forcella Dei a congiunzione invisibile a rinforzi interni
– parafango anteriore Dei a sospensione elastica
– parafanghi con alette
– verniciatura nera
– filetti oro
– parti lucide, dorso parafanghi e dorso carter cromati
– ruote 28”
– gruppo luce Radius B
– bronzino Dei
– copertoni a fascia bianca Michelin World Tour
– sella Brooks B33
– borsa portaferri Brooks Challenge
– manopole e manopolini in osso

Caratteristiche restauro
Integrale

Fonti
Catalogo Umberto Dei & Ci 1938

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