Rossignoli c. 1948







Rossignoli have been building bikes in Milan since 1900. It is likely that this 8 speed racer dates from the late forties; its rare Simplex Tour de France 'gate changer' front derailleur was manufactured from 1947-49. The bike also features Campagnolo's Cambio Corsa rear shifter mechanism which is operated by two levers mounted on the rear stays.  One lever operates the derailleur while the other loosens the wheel in the dropouts to allow for chain re-tensioning. 

Judged best Vintage Bike at the 2014 Giro d'Perth

Stem Cinelli steel oval logo

Saddle Selle Export

Handlebar Cinelli steel model 14

Headset Magistroni with headclip

Seatpost steel

Bottom Bracket Magistroni

Brakes San Giorgio

Crankset Magistroni double chainwheels

Brake Levers San Giorgio

Hubs Campagnolo with open C quick release levers

Front Derailleur Simplex TdF gate changer

Rims Ambrosio alloy clinchers 700C



 Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Cambio Corsa

Freewheel Regina 4 cog

Pedals Sheffield steel