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...
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