Taurus Lautal, Touring Bicycle, 1930, Italy
Taurus was established in Milan by Vincenzo Fabbri in 1906, aiming to build high-quality cycles, using the best metals, alloys and components.
The “Lautal” name of the model (all aluminum) is clearly German-inspired.
Besides, Taurus always gave the impression to draw inspiration from the German build quality; the clean styling though was purely Italian.
This model was surely intended for an elite audience, because the alloys used are lightweight, therefore expensive.
Aluminum fenders and chain cover
Handle to lift the bicycle and carry it by hand
Rubber seal to protect the handlebar (while the bike is leaned on a wall)