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Old 05-07-21, 03:13 PM
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It IS a prank! Well sort of... the Brand "Dino Deloni" was created by the German bike producer Schauff which still exists today.
Back in the day Italian bikes were selling for higher prices in Germany than local bike brands. To cash in on that fact several German traders relabeled bought frames with Italian sounding fantasy names i.e. Cratoni
The then owner of Schauff was making fun of this fact by creating a new brand named "Dino Delloni". To get the joke you have to know that "Delle" in German means dent! "Enrico Risotto" was a close runner up when he was naming the brand.
Your frame looks a lot like the infamous Schauff Lancome, a bike created by Schauff as a price for a competition by perfume maker Lancome. The bike looked to the untrained beholder like a fast and good bike, but it was anything but as it was made with the cheapest available parts

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