In the spirit of One-Upsmanship, the January 1982 Classic Bike provides an article about acquiring and restoring the Guzzi 500 SuperAlce Military. In that article they write: "It became fashionable for the leftist young and the radical chic to renovate Super Alces, not because the bikes were better than the Falcone or the Gilera Saturno, but because they were available in large numbers at throwaway prices."
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