Mid 1980 bike possibly Italian
Can anybody tell me which frame mark could this be? It was equipped in Yugoslavia in a fabric ROG. They were producing mid to low end road, touring, city and kids bikes from 1950 to 1992. They also had factory racing team. For the team, they were assembling bikes on high quality italian frames and forks from a variety of marks, including Colnago, Botecchia, DeRosa, Pinarello, every year different frames. they just painted them in their own colors and put the stickers on. There is no serial number or any pantographed logo on it. Dropouts are Gipiemme 1800 BB, lugs and braze on parts are supposedly Gipiemme too, with heart cut-outs and bb shel looks like on Bianchi Record! And fork looks very similar to Cinelli. Mystery! Seat tube has 27,2 mm, so they are butted, which indicates they could be Columbus or Deddacai but there is no tubes material sticker.
(O.K. Checked steerer tube for the spiral ridges and they are there, so Columbus tubes)
Last edited by bobi.k; 03-29-10 at 10:00 AM.
Since I've been doing the exact same research on mine but over the weekend had sad news but you have a gem. Check out the Classic Restorations Itian page look at the V's I'm thinking maybe Viedeos(sp) or Vincinilli (sp) I'm bad with names. But look really hard at the bottom of the BB. And the top tube with the cable routeing is the key to narrowing it down farther.
So what size is she? I ended up with a 59cm Benotto (mexican) wrong size and not italian. Darnit now I have to fix her and sell and try again. Oh well she rides nice.