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Old 08-07-17, 06:55 PM
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Roma Bicycle

I ran across this today , and have never heard of the brand. Does anyone know anything about these bikes ?


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Old 08-07-17, 07:36 PM
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These were sold in U.S. discount stores in the early to mid 1960's. 1965 cost would have been ~$65.00. They have always looked to me like a Chiorda product but have no hard information. Appears mostly original save for saddle and pedals. Are bridges plate style or tubular? They have relatively long wheelbases and low bottom brackets. Wheel rims appear they may be FIAMME yellow label.

Frame constructed with Agrati lugset model "AM" ART. 000.8040/E/U. Fork crown is Agrati "AMERICA" model ART. 000.8528 and wears Agrati cap nr. 202.9110.

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These are a low end Italian import brand this one looks to be from the mid 60's. In very nice ready to ride condition worth about $150.
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The head tube and down tube decals looks really nice and in good shape too!
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Does the downtube transfer read "Formula 220"? There were also Formula 280 and Formula 300 models. The entity behind these identified itself as "EBM." Two other commonly seen colours were orange and a muddy gold.

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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
The head tube and down tube decals looks really nice and in good shape too!
+1 The two tone gold decals on this bike look great for it's age and the understated dark green candy paint is very
nice. Also it is a 220a model juevela's question I had one similar that i redid for a bike coop a couple of years ago.

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At one time there were Romana badged cycles produced by the firm Fabbrica Velocipedi Milano-Romana. Do not know if any connection to present machine.















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