Concorde Squadra Lo Pro Timetrail
Concorde was a Dutch brand. It was created in the 70's by Veltec, a trading company in bicycles and bicycle accessories. A lot of people believed it was an Italian brand, but that's not the case. Even tough some of their frames were indeed of Italian design by Pellizoti. The Concorde frames of higher quality often came from Italy, where they were produced either by Billato or Ciocc. The paintwork of the frames was done in Belgium.
From 1986 to 1992 they even sponsored the well-known Concorde PDM team. In 1987, Pedro Delgado was second in the Tour de France on a PDM Concorde bike. Also Dutch riders Steven Rooks and Gert-Jan Theunisse were part of the famous PDM-Concorde outfit.
This concorde Squadra that I'm selling here is an very well preserved example of this Dutch-Italian-Belgium collaboration. I've bought it in Landskrona in Sweden and it belonged to a former pro cyclist named Kjell Månsson. In the Concorde hierarchy this was the top of the line, produced in Italy by Ciocc. The frame is made out of sturdy Italian columbus TSX tubing.
The bike itself is still in a good, used condition. It has some patina here and there, but nothing really disturbing. Especially if you take into account that this bike was actually used during races. Back then, this was one of the best and most expensive framesets from Concorde and this particular colour scheme was a custom option. The chance that you will find another one is close to zero. The bike is equipped with Campagnolo parts, which still are in a good condition.