Can anyone tell me who Alain Redolfi is, or was please ? I believe that he has, or had some sort of a relationship with Marcello Faggin, the frame builder. I do not know whether he rode for Faggin, or he built frames for Faggin, or retailed them, but there are frames with his name and badges on the frame. One frame has "super leggera" on the top tube and possibly a cromovelato finish.
I read that Marcello Faggin [in Padua, Italy] was building frames in the 1940's to possibly, through later family memebers, until the present day.
It seems strange that very little information about Alain Redolfi - Faggin is available; for example, I can't find reference to either on Velo Base. Perhaps the 1970's - 1980's period is about the right time, but that's only a guess.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Apologies for not spotting the missing capital letters in the title before submitting this thread but I was unable to edit the title.
I am now wondering if Alain Redolfi was a bicycle frame builder, possibly in France or Italy, who by some arrangement used Faggin front forks. I have seen photographs of two bicycles which had slightly different Faggin forks, but both were fully chrome-plated.
Or did Faggin supply the complete unpainted frames to Alain Redolfi and allow him to finish them, with decals in his own name and badges ?
I have found that Alain Redolfi was a member of the VC Savigny cycling club in Savigny-sur-Orge, a suburb in the south of Paris. He was apparently a cyclist of some merit because he competed in the Championnat de France Amateur race in 1965.
I have also found that Attilio Redolfi, who was born in Italy in 1923 and subsequently took French citizenship, was also a talented professional cyclist living in France and riding many Tours, for Mercier, Helyett, Vicini and others. He might have had a bicycle shop in Savigny-sur-Orge during the 1947 - 1957 period and at some time was definitely President of the VC Savigny.
It might be fair to presume that Alain Redolfi was related to Attilio Redolfi, possibly his son.
How this might tie up with bicycles having Faggin forks and Alain Redolfi frame decals I still can't find an answer.
Has anyone any information please ?