Garlatti frames don’t carry the esteemed reputation of their contemporaries, but they still retain the style and glamor of an era when even entry level bikes were constructed from lugged steel and made by hand. The Italian bicycle industry, during the 70s and 80s, was quite incestuous, builders were manufacturing frames for each other and re-badging was rife. Garlatti created some frames for Cinelli that were designated ‘Riviera’ and exported as ‘replica racing frames’ to the US. Garlatti, it was rumored, was still in the bicycle business until only recently, creating frames for a niche local market. They were normally specified with a cottered crank set, steel rims, Weinmann brakes and a smattering of Campagnolo. This example is one of the finest to be found, in the collection of Eroica Cicli.