Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Help with value on a Rossignoli
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08-17-10, 08:27 PM
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I was hoping someone could tell me the age of this bike and approximate worth. It has Campy lugs back and rear, Campy derailleurs, a TTT stem with a "R" capped bolt, a cottered crank with "Rossignoli" stamped on the arms, Weinmann concave rims with one Atom and one Suzue hub and rust. The head tube and seat tube used to have decals, but they are long gone. I want to fix up a classic 60's bike, but don't know if this is a classic or 60's vintage. I know there is a Rossignoli bike shop still in Milan Italy, but their site is in Italian (and doesn't babelfish well at all). Thanks for any info. Oh yeah, it's the silver one.
I don't see too much value in that condition: lots of rust, missing some original parts, etc. It will require a lot of work. I have some Weinmann rims like that that were early 1970s vintage. So you might be either 1960s or early 1970s. Look for date codes on those crank arms. A lot of cranks had open dating.
08-18-10, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the input Thrifty Bill. I said it had Campy lugs; I meant Campy dropouts. I made the assumption, based on the dropouts and the derailleurs being Campy, that the bike must have been "nice in the day", as newer bikes with Campy stuff are still considered "nice in the day" still. I realize the pictures are not very flattering and that it would take some work to bring this ol' girl back to form. The rust is there, but it's superficial. There is no bubbling (indicating oxidation deeper within the tubes) and pulling the seat post and looking and feeling down into her bowels showed very little rust. The original paint, a very bland silver color, is there (although very scarred). Silver paint pigment does not age well it tends to thin fast and allow rust. The story goes, that the owner before me, unloaded fifty pounds of possessions off the bike, sold it, and loaded the stuff onto a nearly-as-rough looking motorcycle (which he was thrilled to just have purchased). I think this bike deserves to be put out to pasture (aka fixed up into a Sunday rider). So, in spite of what it may or may not be worth, I'm going to try to bring it back to it's glory. A price estimation will only determine how fast it gets done (more valuable= faster refurb). Any ideas on repro labels?
09-21-10, 08:37 PM
anybody speak/read Italian? I want to see if the Rossignoli bike shop in Cicily has access to old frame transfers, but cannot wade my way through their website (it has a video startup that hinders google translating it?
Suggest you take a lot of pictures and contact JRRestore. Maybe he can make you something.
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