An Interet search (Google) turns up?a manufacturer named?San Remo (http://sanremobikes.com/), and also models named San Remo from the following manufacturers: Bianchi,?Falcon, de Rosa, Orbea, Olmos, Claud Butler.... and possibly a few more.
Just type in keywords San Remo frame. With a little luck you can find some corresponding pictures which will help narrow your search.
Paul Andrews Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA
-----Original Message----- From: Rodd Heino <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: classicrenezvous <email@example.com> Sent: Tue, Jul 28, 2009 1:10 pm Subject: [CR] Mystery bike, yes I searched the archive AND the interweb
Hello all Was over fixing up a friends bicycle, singlespeeding it as he likes things simple, and he gave me a bike that someone at work gave him. He kept it even though it had tubular tires and was too big, in case I wanted it. nice friend!
It is a bit of a weird beastie.
The frame is simply labelled San Remo, in block letters on the TT and DT.
Milremo bar and stem and dropouts (Yes I did all the research on Ron Kitching) RGF bottom bracket (another Ron Kitching link) Campag Record high flange rear hub with straight skewer, laced to a Fiamme tubular rim Front wheel is a Sunshine High flange laced to Mavic Monterly (sp?) Route, a heavy OEM type tubular rim if my research is correct Suntour Cyclone first gen rear derailleur, Stronglight 93 crankset (the one with the 122 BCD) with two rings, 52 and 48, weinmann brake levers pulling Shimano 600 anodized (it says it) brakes, Suntour barcon shifter.
Nice long point lugs (I bet they're Prugnat like Ron imported) nicely thinned to my uneducated eye.
Condition is bad, massive scrapes out of the paint etc, but sound with no dents and straight. No tubing decal.
Now the setup, which I think is kinda cool.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this was optimised for TT use
Why? Well, only one shifter, a barcon, routed over the bars like the brake cables.
No front derailleur, chain was on the big ring, a 52, and the rear cluster is a 5 spd 888 perfect with a 13-19 straightish block.
So, that's my guess is that the fella either rode only on the flats, or used this bike for tt's.
I will endeavour to take some pics tonight, if anyone is interested.
My guess is that it has some French Ron Kitching connection, but that's the extent of it.
I guess that the RGF and Stronglight cranks, and Milremo stem are all going to be French dimensions.
Rodd Heino Ottawa Canada Not the one in Illinois with all the radium.