AMF Gloria, 1932, racing bicycle

AMF Gloria, racing bicycle 1932. Italy

Established in 1922 by Alfredo Focesi in Milan, the company immediately aims to build racing bicycles.
In 1923 Libero Ferrario, on a Gloria bicycle, won the World Championship for amateurs. From that moment on Gloria became famous. Well-known were the “Garibaldini”, Gloria cyclists, that wreaked havoc in the stage races for their impetuousness.

AMF Gloria Milano marca depositata: this is the lettering that can be found on the metal plaque fixed on the handlebar stem of every AMF bicycle.

AMF is the acronym of the words A Alfredo – M Milano – F Focesi.
While GLORIA clearly indicates the years when the company was founded: the 20s (1922 to be precise). The echo of the so-called victory of the Great War relives in words frequent at the time: Glory, Victory, Audacious, etc..

Technical notes:

– Frame with exclusive Gloria casting
– Cinelli handlebar
– Handmade leather racing saddle

– Wooden rims
– Wing nuts on the hubs
– Vittoria Margherita gearbox
– Racing hand pump

 

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