I received a nice note from Vic in South Africa. An alter kaker like myself, he wanted to know if I ever heard of a frame called "Fantini". I figured it was your typical Italian frame, but when he sent pics, it became clear that this was a little out of the norm. I asked where he got it and his reply,
"I bought the frame at Eroica Britannia (England, in June this year), for about US $250, from an Irish guy. He had it labelled as a 1989 Fantini, that’s all I know. I liked the frame and had never heard of the name, so, sucker that I am, I bought it!!"
Check out the front brake arrangement. Perhaps the oddest arrangement that I’ve ever seen. Also note the internal gear cables and the nice job done on the rear dropout attachment. If anyone can provide some further info, please post it to the blog and let’s help out the brother.