Rossi Road bike

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by photoman48230, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Tyrisis

    Tyrisis New Member

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    I have been riding/racing ROSSI bikes for alot of years Love em.. have not seen them coming in for 10 years or so now... If your interested in info call Gary Scattalon at Scattalon Cycle in Hamilton Ontario Canada... he should be able to give you all the info you need.

    Tell him Tiger sent you... :)

    (he never could remember my real name.)
     


  2. rossidude

    rossidude New Member

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    I am happy to see another Rossi has been saved.

    They are still making bicycles in the same little shop in Italy. I love the vintage models for the simple lines and details.


    You will enjoy the nice ride and responsive handling and climbing geometry. The marque has its following, and I like owning something that is not so common.

    I have had to replace many parts over the years (i.e changed the glue-on rims for clinchers, repalced the block, etc.), but the bike is still in original condition, and even has the 1969 record deraileur intact (they do not shift particularly well, but last forever).

    Enjoy.........presto!
     
  3. AlexHoch

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    I just recently bought a used Rossi bike from Gary Scattalon at Scattalon Cycle the first week after moving to Hamilton. I just kind of stumbled upon the shop and walked in and it was just sitting right there. I told him i was looking for a used road bike to get to work and go riding with and he said someone else said they were going to buy it but if he didn't then I was next in line. Well it worked out in my favour adn I got the bike the next day!

    The bike is absolutely amazing and so awesome to ride. It has Campagnolo Veloce components for everything. Ambrosio Evolutions rims. the bike is red with a chrome front fork. I was just wondering if anyone on here would be willing to tell me about maybe how old this bike is and how rare. I suppose I could just go ask Gary everything i want to know but I just thought I'd share with you guys first. When I bought the bike he said he took this bike in on a trade in for a new bike and that he built this bike some years ago.

    I'd post pictures of the bike but I do not have a camera at the moment. Maybe even the previous owner of this bike is on the forum
     
  4. Tyrisis

    Tyrisis New Member

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    Just a pic of my Rossi... :)
     

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  5. AlexHoch

    AlexHoch New Member

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    Nice!! Love the colours on your bike. My Rossi is quite a bit newer than that though.. like less than ten years i'd say
     
  6. AlexHoch

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    i gotta get a camera asap and snap a shot or two
     
  7. AlexHoch

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    Here is a picture of my Rossi!

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  8. Tyrisis

    Tyrisis New Member

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    Very Nice... Ya... just figured out i bought mine about 20 years ago....and it still rides Nice.. :) That Campy just keeps going!!!
     
  9. Steven Brito

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    Just found out that my dad has a Rossi bike in his garage which he hasnt touched in about 15 years, some rust on the crome because his house is close to the sea, but still looks great.
     
  10. VintageSprinter

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    Hi I'm new to the site and I'm posting pics of my vintage italian road bike. A Rossi ? Its great to find this thread.

    I dont have a year, but the group set puts the bike around 1958/59 perhaps.

    I would be very interested in anybody's opinion about this bike. I am also trying to communicate with the Rossi team at the bike shop in Povolaro via an Italian forum. The bike is a poor 1980s respray, you can tell that it used to be a green colour, a bit like the green on the Italian flag. So may or may not be a Rossi, but its also unlikely that someone would fake a Rossi. The frame is very interesting. Lightweight steel tubing which isnt identified. The drops are Campag. The lugs are very ornate with old chrome that has been painted over in places. No BB markings at all. No serial numbers. But I'm yet to remove the forks and see the steerer tube.

    Most, but not all of the components are original I believe. The headset is the vintage L.Magistroni Senior. The saddle is Cinelli Unicanitor #2 suede. The hubs are early 36h high flange Campag with no "Record" marking and straight levers. The rims are "Dolomiti". The gears are early Campag Gran Sport with a Regina Gran Sport Corse 5 speed freewheel. The crankset is early Campag Record 52/47 with only "170" on the rear of the cranks. The cranks have the pedal dustcaps and a raised lip at the pedal threads so must be the first edition 1958 crankset. Just amazing. The pedals are Sheffield Sprint #673 which are pre Campag and ceased production in the 1960's. The brakes are Universal Sidepull Model 51 which ceased production in 1961. The brake leavers are 1980's add ons. The bars are ITM Mondial "Map of Italy" logo alloy.

    In the process of striping down the bike at present.

    If anyone knows about Rossi frames from this period, I'd love to know also.

    Cheers.

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  11. pingon6000

    pingon6000 New Member

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    Thanks for all that info on Rossi frames,I have just restored mine having bought it in the early 80s from Bunnys bikes in Nottingham FOR £20 ! John Graham of Cycle Serve Bramcote stripped it bare then a white powder coat, Campag Chain set and gears side pull calipers ,slick gear levers SPD pedals, Then I hand painted all brazing joints in deep blood red.The only Rossi detail is on the fork shoulder which is an Italic capital "R" For more detail red Schwalbe Blizzard 23x700 tyres look ace, no mud guards and a carbon fibre split racing seat this looks amazing and unique .I was out last Sunday for a10miler and its so light and stable but really strong when you're cranking out of the seat ! I've got some pics on Facebook Mick Hart.
     
  12. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    You have to post a picture, else the bike doesn't exist.
     
  13. pbedingfield

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    There was also a guy building bikes branded Rossi, in Nottingham UK. Confusing eh! Also the real deal, mine has Columbus tubing, lo pro config (curved tubing) Campy group set with HPW 16 wheel set. Early '90s I guess
     
  14. 2velo

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    Here is my Rossi frame

    http://2velo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Rossi-Cicli-Povolaro-Colubus-Zeta-19-of-45.jpg

    HERE you can see complete set of photo
     
  15. RoLag

    RoLag New Member

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    Hello,

    Trying to resurrect this thread to ask if the below is a rossi of which you speak? No indication on tubing, is it likely to be columbus?

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