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Old 01-07-14, 10:09 AM
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Romani "Condor" Frameset knows because someone..???

Hello, has anyone ever heard of a Romani Condor? I find nothing about this frameset

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Great looking frame but doesn't look too old to me. What country are you in? Might be a local builder or something contract built for a local bike store chain




Seems to be a few Romani bikes on Flicker https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=romani%20bikes
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Neat paint job.
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I'm from Germany
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that's a great looking frame.
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You'll have to pardon the ignorance, but how does one clamp the seatpost in place with such an angled top to the seat tube?
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Romani was a frame-building company based in the province of Parma in Italy that concentrated on third-party contract building (in other words they built frames that had other names applied to them). They closed down not that long ago. Their quality tends to be better than average.

It would appear that your frame might be made out of Columbus Max tubing.
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Since I regard Italy's contract-builders very highly, I always think it's cool to find one with the contractor's name on it!

Might have been built for a dealer show, who knows, but clearly early 1990's imo.

This frame appears to need an internal-expanding type of seatpost, so not sure if those are easy to source.
Schwinn used such seatposts on their early-1990's aluminum frames, such as the 754 model and others. These post had a wedge just like a quill stem, and used a cam with an allen socket up high on the side of the post.

It looks like a really nice frame to my eye.
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I've added two pictures. there is also watching as the seatpost is clamped.
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Originally Posted by himespau
You'll have to pardon the ignorance, but how does one clamp the seatpost in place with such an angled top to the seat tube?

I didn't pay much attention to clamping the post first time around but after reading this I scrolled back up (honestly I didn't even see the new pics of the binder) but suspected it was a grub screw arrangement like a Vitus.


What does this say? is it a Shop decal or does it pertain to the frame?


I didn't pay much attention to clamping the post first time around but
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the lower sticker on seat tube of a bicycle shop.
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Originally Posted by himespau
You'll have to pardon the ignorance, but how does one clamp the seatpost in place with such an angled top to the seat tube?
Set screw on the back of the seat tube:

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