What is this Music Video Bike??

ebasnett

Look Ma, No Hands!
Saw this bike years ago on a music video. The head badge never comes into view clearly so this is the best still I can snap. Every time I used to see that video I was only watching the bicycle.

Looks to be vintage. There is paint wear, the front and back tires don’t seem to match (one black wall and another possibly a dirty white wall).

Anyone know?

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juvela

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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appears to be an Italian product

the curved tube is a traditional design for ladies frames in Italy

would need more detail/images to make any guesses as to marque

date likely to be between 1950's and early 1960's

the five-piece steel front hub may be an Agrati product

the chainguard is probably a Mazzucchelli item -

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if produced for the domestic Italian market the wheel size would be 650B

the letters M and A are legible on the chainguard, there is a third letter which appears it could be either a G or an S, unable to make it out clearly...

if you are able to make additional grabs from the video may be possible to give more information...

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Fritz Katzenjammer

Finally riding a big boys bike
Definitely European... and yeah, only the Italians would enclose the chain and chrome the fork ends. The shoes must be protected and the ride stylish.
 

juvela

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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a few specifications -

headset & bottom bracket thread: Italian

shell width: 70mm

seat tube and down tube diameter: 28.6mm

steerer diameter: 25.4mm

stem diameter: 22.2mm

crank length: 170mm

crank wedgebolts: 9.0mm diameter with "medium" cut & false acorn nuts

pedal thread: 9/16"

stem & bar set: condorino pattern

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stem/bar set likely to be a product of Varese, Schierano or Ambrosio

handgrips likely REG brand

steel sidepull caliper brakes from a maker such as Agrati, Balilla, Super Rapid or Universal

the generic term for this sort of machine in Italian is "condorino" - what might be termed a "town bike" in English

if you are able to generate some additional vidcaps may be able to add a bit of further information...

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