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Old 03-05-09, 03:18 PM
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Romana Brand Bicycle

Has anyone ever heard of and Italian made Bicycle called Romana? I have been unable to find any info on the web for this bike and I was curious about it.
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Old 03-06-09, 04:24 AM
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I have heard of the italian brand Romani. Some really nice bikes in their line up.
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Henke is correct the name is Romani; an eBay seller named elmermaple from Pittsburgh sold one earlier this fall that was in fantastic condition that was quite a bit too rich for my blood.
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Actually there is a Romana brand - I have an orange one and I used it as a commuter for about a year until I upgraded to a 60's Frejus.

It's a 70's department store/bike boom brand. The one I had has barilla center pull brakes and a huret set-up. It's basically a $100 bike on a good day. It not anywhere close to a Romani.

It suited it's purpose. Not high end but made for a good commuter/rain bike.
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Has anyone ever heard of and Italian made Bicycle called Romana? I have been unable to find any info on the web for this bike and I was curious about it.
I had one when I was a kid. It was a 10 speed with Campagnolo parts. It was a beautiful bike and I wish I had it now.
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Again, for future searchers, Romana made a high-quality bike in the seventies:



original Romana 300 spec sheet
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For sale locally, Romana with an "A." And it's yellow!

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...439558034.html

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For sale locally, Romana with an "A." And it's yellow!

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/...439558034.html

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thank you for sharing this find

the most fascinating thing in the listing is the downtube transfer reading "FORMULA _20"

earlier posts have spoken of a FORMULA 100 & a FORMULA 300 model

the "_20" here suggests this is slightly later than the examples previously discussed

it looks like the only remaining original fittings may the the OFMEGA headset and possibly the stem & bar set

at first glance thought it might be a Chiorda contract bit of manufacture then noticed the tube for the brake caliper mounting in the seat stay bridge

this is not something typically encountered on Chiorda produced bikes

had what was probably a model 100 come through me workshop over forty year ago and IIRC its bridges were flat stamped sheet

the machine in the listing looks to have a plate style chainstay bridge

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