Cicli Romeo - 1938
Owned by: Mario
| 1938 Ciclo Romeo; frame size 22" seat
tube, 23" top tube
|Nisi 36/36 sprints
||F B 5-pin single chainset
||Sheffield with toeclips and straps
||Vittoria Margherita (Tipo Giro di Francia)
||Universal stirrups and levers
||Make not known
gears, the rider must stop pedalling and twist the top part of the
lever which allows the 'flippers' on the chain-stay to move back and
forth pushing the chain into gear, this has to be done
while pedalling backwards.
Then the chain tension can be manually maintained onto the
slotted teeth once in gear, the rider can then resume pedalling.
This takes a while to get used to but does work well, other features
include nice lugwork and internal top cabling.
As my surname is Romeo it gives me great pride to own this superbe
The top section of the lever rotates to move the 'paddles' from side to
side to derail the chain while pedalling backwards!
The whole lever is then moved fore and aft to tension the chain
The cable from lever to rear paddles can be seen here
The ratchets for
the lever tensioning device seen fom above
View from behind showing the 'paddles and cable