Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-17-11, 03:35 AM   #1
brron
("'\( *,..,*)/"')
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: 2010 Specialized Allez Steel| IRO Mark V fixed gear
Posts: 209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rossin Record for $650 - worth it?

hi guys,

I've been looking for a used cinelli steel frame and working it into a commuter/weekend road bike and ran into this on CL:

http://i.imgur.com/42o4C.jpg

It's got suntour superbe and supposedly in great condition (seller is a bike shop owner). So if I do buy this bike, I'm thinking (maybe) I might be updating the drivetrain to 2011 veloce or maybe even shimano 105.

with that said, will it be worth purchasing this bike at 650? what do you guys think? I'm not too familar with rossin but i think it looks like an amazing bike. probably will replace saddle with a concor and the pedals with toe clips.
brron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-11, 04:03 AM   #2
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Bikes:
Posts: 13,299
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by brron View Post
hi guys,

I've been looking for a used cinelli steel frame and working it into a commuter/weekend road bike and ran into this on CL:

http://i.imgur.com/42o4C.jpg

It's got suntour superbe and supposedly in great condition (seller is a bike shop owner). So if I do buy this bike, I'm thinking (maybe) I might be updating the drivetrain to 2011 veloce or maybe even shimano 105.

with that said, will it be worth purchasing this bike at 650? what do you guys think? I'm not too familar with rossin but i think it looks like an amazing bike. probably will replace saddle with a concor and the pedals with toe clips.
This will get moved, but this looks like a beauty.

I have a Rossin produced Pogliaghi, and the bicycle performs well.

I would need additional detail fotos to establish value, but from the pic I see, the bike looks very interesting.

In fact, this one would tempt me if it popped up locally.
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/
gomango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-11, 04:36 AM   #3
cb400bill
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Bikes:
Posts: 11,699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
No reason to swap the drive train. Except those awful plastic pedals.

cb400bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-11, 04:57 AM   #4
wtgrantham
Senior Member
 
wtgrantham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Drivetrain looks like Superbe Pro a highly desirable vintage group. Check the Ebay prices for SP, sells for a premium these days and works wonderfully!!!!
wtgrantham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-11, 05:37 AM   #5
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Bikes:
Posts: 13,299
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
No reason to swap the drive train. Except those awful plastic pedals.

Test ride pedals.

Test ride saddle.

I'd have them replaced within ten minutes!
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/
gomango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-11, 08:07 AM   #6
Gary Fountain
Senior Member
 
Gary Fountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hervey Bay, Qld, Australia.
Bikes: Colnago (82, 85, 89, 90, 91, 96, 03), 85 Cinelli, 90 Rossin, 83 Alan, 82 Bianchi, 78 Fountain, 2 x Pinarello, Malvern Star (37), Hillman (70's), 80's Beretto Lo-Pro Track, 80's Kenevans Lo-Pro, Columbus Max (95), DeGrandi (80's) Track.
Posts: 2,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have just bought a Rossin frame and built it up with a period groupset and I am so glad I did. It is a wonderful ride and it fits me perfectly. As already said, the Suntour Superbe Pro groupset is a collectable groupset. I have Suntour Superbe Pro on a Pinarello and think very highly of it. It had been a groupset I had desired for about 15 years. I think you would sell it easily - but it does look great on the Rossin.

Mario Rossin was Colnago's head frame builder in the early years before he left and was set-up with his own bike manufacturing company. He was thought of as being very progressive.
Gary Fountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-11, 04:37 PM   #7
brron
("'\( *,..,*)/"')
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: 2010 Specialized Allez Steel| IRO Mark V fixed gear
Posts: 209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Test ride pedals.

Test ride saddle.

I'd have them replaced within ten minutes!

yeah, i would replace with clipless pedals and san marco concor saddle (keep the vintage look going).
brron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-11, 04:38 PM   #8
brron
("'\( *,..,*)/"')
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: 2010 Specialized Allez Steel| IRO Mark V fixed gear
Posts: 209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wtgrantham View Post
Drivetrain looks like Superbe Pro a highly desirable vintage group. Check the Ebay prices for SP, sells for a premium these days and works wonderfully!!!!
thanks for the heads up, i will definitely look for the "pro" on this groupset.
brron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-11, 03:06 PM   #9
atanz
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
especially if it has the hidden spring SSP brakeset. those are quite beautiful and hard to get these days. I have a set that I just started using and for a single pivot brake they work pretty well.
atanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:34 PM.