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Old 07-30-11, 02:47 PM
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Romani early bird catch

Hi all, a friend of mine from work gave this to me today. It has a mixture of Campy, Zeus, and Mighty Comp. The frame is Columbus, and is very light! Please let me know what you think of it! I would appreciate it. Thank you!

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Campy front and back Derailleurs, Campy Shifters, Campy Record f/b hubs, Campy headset, Campy bottom bracket, and fork crown

Zeus levers, 2001 break calipers f/b, and Zeus pedals

Cinelli bars and stem

Sugino Mightly Competition crank and arms

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Old 07-30-11, 03:48 PM
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I apologize, here are the pictures. Thanks to all in advance!

https://s912.photobucket.com/albums/a...nago70/Romani/

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Old 07-30-11, 04:02 PM
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That's a nice one! From the 70's, when it was truly all done by hand. Interesting chainstay bridge - at first, I thought the brake bolt for the presumably original Campagnolo brakes was brazed to the bridge a la some of the Bianchi pro bikes, but I think it's actually just the way the brake attachment is executed given the thinness of the bridge in the center. But very cool. I'd love to own that bike.
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Holy cow Flash, for someone who's just getting into the collecting hobby, you're doing exceptionally well! Congrats!
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Old 07-30-11, 05:48 PM
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Nice score. Those seatstay eyes are something..
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Thanks to all for your time and feedback. I appreciate it! It is a very nice bike, and my size too at 56cm. :-) It rides very nicely, very fast and a joy to ride. Thak you again!

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Old 07-31-11, 07:36 PM
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Hi Picchio, what you just explained about the chainstay bridge went right over my head. I actually do not see what you are seeing. Where is this bridge at? I've looked, and looked, and nothing! :-) I've looked at my other bikes, but nothing seems different around the chainstay/break area as on theRomani as you pointed out. Help! :-) Thanks!

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Old 07-31-11, 08:41 PM
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Congrats on acquiring a vintage Romani. Not surprised it's fast. My recollection of an early 80s model was their rep for being excellent sprinters' frameset. My friend had one, and he noted how much stiffer it was compared to his Raleigh 531 racer. The reason being that Romani substituted the Columbus SL seat tube with a thicker SP for increased BB rigidity.
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