Romeo 40's Team Bike

The Romeo brand was founded in Rome in 1920 by Alberto and Romeo Di Rocco. Alberto Di Rocco, a professional cyclist, decided at some point to create a company producing bicycles together with his brother. He then opened the "Romeo" frame factory and at the same time two shops where he sold bicycles of all brands and especially the "Romeo" brand... where you could find the best on the market. Things started to take off and his passion infected his son Giuseppe, who increased the fame of the "Romeo" bikes in Italy, America and Japan and decided to race... with his bikes... more than a team. Romeo began to gain recognition as a bicycle manufacturer and became a sponsor of several Italian teams. Romeo gradually expanded from a small bicycle shop to a worldwide distribution network.
Of course, it is difficult to find out more about a racing bike from the 1940s. This is a former racing bike from Romeo's sports team (see pictures). It was not unusual for gears to change with the times and for new inventions to be fitted to one's own bike. That is exactly what happened with this racing bike. While the Campagnolo Corsa was of course used in the original races, the Simplex front derailleur was added as an upgrade three or four years later in the late 1940s and early 1950s. This brought the racing bike up to date with the latest technology and it could still be used. It is very difficult to say whether the paint is original or a new paint job, but it is likely that it was painted at some point in the course of its almost 90-year history - not by us. Nevertheless, it is an absolute rarity and perhaps not found in double figures anymore.
The "Campagnolo Cambio Corsa" is a historic bicycle gearshift manufactured by the Italian bicycle component company Campagnolo in the 1940s and 1950s. "Cambio Corsa" means "gear change" or "gear change" in Italian. What was special about the Campagnolo Cambio Corsa was the system of gearshifting. Instead of working with a front derailleur and sprocket gearshift like modern bicycle gearshifts, the Cambio Corsa shifted gears using a special lever mechanism on the rear frame struts. Operating the Cambio Corsa required a certain amount of skill, as it required a special technique, unlike conventional systems. However, it was popular with racing drivers due to its precision and the ability to shift under load. The gearshift is an important part of the history of cycling and the development of bicycle components. It was one of the first successful systems for shifting gears on a racing bike.


Frame height 57 cm (c-t)
Top Tube 55 cm (c-t)
Head Tube 13,5 cm
Standover 80,5 cm


Gear 2x3 Campagnolo Cambio Corsa
Gear Shifter Campagnolo Cambio Corsa
Derailleur Simplex
Breaks Universal
Crank Magistroni
Rim Limbiate (Wood)
Seatpost -
Stem Ambrosio
Saddle Brooks
Hubs Campagnolo


Brand Romeo
Model 40's
Extras Pedalen & Körbe, Flasche vorne, Luftpumpe
Condition konserviert, geprüft & aufbereitet
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