i can't get the picture link to work but...
rolls was a brand name that came on frames imported to the u.s. in the early 70s by rosario ando of new york. in the beginning, all rolls were colnago supers, except they had a rolls decal on the down tube, all the while having all the other typical colnago decals on the other areas of the frame. the rolls decals were clearcoated, not stuck on. mr. ando was having colnago make the frames for him. it was in that time that colnagos were a hot bike, and rolls were the exact same bike except for the graphics. ultimately, there would be price point bikes from rolls, just as there would be from colnago. e-RICHIE
On Fri, 12 Apr 2002 22:25:19 -0700 "Jim Cunningham" <CyclArtist@cox.net>
> Dear Listmembers,
> I'd appreciate any recollections,opinions or hyperbole regarding
> builder and or marketers of the Rolls bike in the photos link
> I'm reasearcing on behalf of a much enamored owner of several of
> He has his theories about the origins of the breed. I've hoping to
> hoping confirm, deny or further confuse him with your help.
> Jim Cunningham
> Vista, CA
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> Subject: Re: [CR]magistroni steel crank
> > can anyone give me some info on this crank,it has
> > alloy chain rings and blue dots on crank arm bolts.
> > did magistroni ever make full alloy crank.
> As far as I know, Magistroni only made steel cranks,
> although many of these were of very high quality. In
> fact, they are the actual manufacturer of the steel
> Campagnolo cranksets. What's not clear to me is whether
> or not Magistroni were the actual manufacturer of the
> aluminum alloy chainrings that were used with their
> cranksets. Based on other responses on this list, I
> suspect not. In fact, the ones on my Atala actually
> had a Stronglight insignia.
> As for your question about the "open C/G" Campagnolo
> shift levers... in the Talmud, such questions are left
> to be resolved upon the arrival of the Messiah. Anyway,
> the real answer simply depends on how many levers made
> before the early 60s were sold and how many survived.
> Best regards,
> Fred Rednor - not waiting for the messiah in
> Arlington, Virginia