Maybe Eric got one also, but I bought a San Remo a couple of months ago. Facon light blue, chrome lugs, original finish. Actually an eBay auction that didn't make reserve, but I negotiated with the seller afterwards. Absolutely beautiful bike. I'd bring to Cirque, but I'm already bringing the Caygill, the Bates, my wife's ALAN, and hoping to take delivery on the Claud Butler I bought from Peter Naiman.
> A San Remo with a Campy - Zeus mix of components in Falcon's
> pale blue."
> This is a very odd bike. If it's a San Remo, it appears to
> have a-typical rear-drop-outs..they don't look like
> Campagnolo-stamped forged, but, rather some anonymous
> stamped-out drop-out, typical of lower-line bikes.
> My sense, from looking at Falcon catalogs from the 70s, is
> that the San Remo for Falcon may be been like the *La
> Garibaldina* for Gloria: many different flavors of this
> model were made...but not all were of equal interest or
> Lower tier components but is interesting for the fancy
> chrome lugs and
> twin plate fork crown. "
> This one is extremely cool, imho, even if it is a lower-line
> bike, and I'm very glad it's too big for me, or I might be
> really stupid and bid on it. Whoever gets this one will be
> getting a cool piece.
> My San Remo, recently restored--very nicely--by CyclArt, is
> Falcon baby-blue, with chromed head-lugs and stay ends,
> fully chromed fork, and Cinelli sloping crown. Early 70s or
> late-60s, with very interesting chain-stays that appear to
> have been narrowed in the area of the cranks, to obviate
> creasing them. I think it's probably the top frame in the
> line..forged Campagnolo drops, clean workmanship throughout.
> A very fine original San Remo went recently on ebay to Eric
> Elman..(I think, if I remember correctly..someone here on
> the list, anyway)..that one was the real deal.
> Charles "Sanremophile, or not all San Remos are created
> equal" Andrews
> "...logic is man's most destructive illusion.
> All thinking is done with the glands, and
> the logic part gets stuck on afterward to
> neaten things up."
> -- John D. MacDonald