[CR]Now Romani.

Example: Framebuilders

From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
To: LouDeeter@aol.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Now Romani.
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 11:34:04 EDT

In a message dated 9/18/2002 7:31:26 AM Eastern Daylight Time, LouDeeter@aol.com writes:

<< I found this info on Romani in my Used Bike Buyers Guide. I know nothing else about them other than I had also made a note that they built the Palo Alto framesets. Perhaps Steven Maasland knows.

ROMANI: Via Are, 12-43038 Sala Baganza, Parma, Italy 011-39-521-833146. Currently, Rodolfo &Gaetano Romani. Since 1924. Columbus & Oria tubing. >>

We sold a small dose of Romanis in the late 1970s. I have a brochure somewhere (Although it's not much!) I cannot remember the importer but I think someone in New York...

They were inexpensive relative to other makes available at that time but actually not bad at all performance wise. We had a number of "financially challenged" team members racing them, including our popular James Brown, "the hardest working man in the Peleton" who won the Carolina Cup one year astride his Romani.

I recall, at that time, " the word was" they were making those Italian Palo Alto frames...

Dale Brown
Greensboro, North Carolina