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Rita Portuesi-Victor Emmelkamp-Gene Portuesi Gene Portuesi left; Victor Emmelkamp right
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Gene Portuesi's Cyclopedia 1974
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From the 1940s through the early '70s, cycling was still going through the Dark Ages in the United States. The general perception was that bicycles were toys for children.

For those few adults who understood and loved cycling, the late Gene Portuesi's catalogue was a beacon of hope in the darkness, one of the very few written references available in the U.S. dealing with adult bicycles. This was my bible as a teenager, I hope you enjoy this look backward, by courtesy of Gene's family.

Huret Allvit r der Huret Luxe r der Huret Super Touring r der T.A. 5 pin triple rings
Huret Allvit r der Huret Luxe r der Huret Super Touring r der T.A. 5 pin triple rings
T.A. 3 pin double rings T.A. 5 pin cranks T.A. 5 pin double rings T.A. Carrier
T.A. 3 pin double rings T.A. 5 pin cranks T.A. 5 pin double rings T.A. Carrier
T.A. bb's T.A. bottle cages T.A. bottles T.A. single rings
T.A. bb's T.A. bottle cages T.A. bottles T.A. single rings
T.A. tools & bits TA_1 TA_2 TA_3
T.A. tools & bits TA_1 TA_2 TA_3
TA_bars_stems campy_pedals1 cover, front cover, rear
TA_bars_stems campy_pedals1 cover, front cover, rear

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