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Old 07-11-19, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeSimone View Post
Joseph,
thanks! That is exactly what my first Rolls looked like in 1973. The West Point team acquired 10 that year and most were medium gray. The decals, lugs, components are identical (although the team bikes had Weimann center pull brakes reduce cost). Walt Grotz at CycleSport in NJ then offered cadets the same model for a great price in 1974 for their personal bikes (the 10 belonged to the school team), which is when I got mine in blue. Still have the five-cog Regina freewheel and the Campy components, although in a box because I converted mine to Campy fixed gear about 15 years ago, which I still ride regularly.

When and where did you acquire your Rolls?

Mike
I was a retailer back in the 70's. Had three locations in Brooklyn.
I bought this as my personal bike from The Bike Rack in Queens, NY.
I liked it because of the Colnago connection. Mine is serial #2 .
I raced it in Prospect Park in some of the Criteriums the BBC used to run back then.
I refinished it about 20 years ago and never got around to putting it back together.
So whoever buys it gets it as-is along with some other goodies and extras.

Joe
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Old 07-11-19, 07:42 PM
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So Mike, were you on the USMA team that rode the Lake Luzerne classic in about 74?
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Old 07-14-19, 07:05 PM
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Mr. Spadoni,

Well, I can assure you that I never got to Switzerland in 1974. But I wish I had!

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