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Old 06-14-06, 05:45 AM   #8151
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Keith, the steel Rossin track frame isn't lugged, is it? *credit card quivers in fear/anticipation*
jeez.. here he goes again. This is because I'm buying a new bike, isn't it?
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jeez.. here he goes again. This is because I'm buying a new bike, isn't it?
Oh whatever, Mr. "Psst, hey Mike ... can you can get me a quote on a Bareknuckle? It's so blue and unpractical."

But yes, anytime someone gets a new bike I always have an urge to ponder what could be ...
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Oh whatever, Mr. "Psst, hey Mike ... can you can get me a quote on a Bareknuckle? It's so blue and unpractical."

But yes, anytime someone gets a new bike I always have an urge to ponder what could be ...
hahahah.. touché

btw. who here mountain bikes or is interested in mountain biking? I know cavernmech does, and I think darkmother as well. Anyone else? I'm planning on getting back into it next year.
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Keith, the steel Rossin track frame isn't lugged, is it? *credit card quivers in fear/anticipation*
Thats a fine question....If memory serves I think they are tigged but not 100% sure. Call La Bicicletta and ask someone there. That bike is crazysteep tho. If it is just for the track..then it would be sweet. For street they are a little too squirrelly for my liking.
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You bastard, that was a total bait.

*raises hand dejectedly*
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I like the home spun look. Wife says I can get screens for cost. If we wanna go getto thats cool too. Let me get Cypress Hill inspired and I'll come up with some designs using non-typical imagery. Anyone REALLY adverse to Japanese inspirations? I've gone away from MTB....up up up ...down down down....sheesh. If I do a cross/road conversion to my MTB I'll give 'er again on the trails at least once, but I really wanna up the gearing on this ride. The flipped stem, slight seat rise....feels good, much better for carving. Wore through the handgrips, so time to change....now that I don;t need to micro control of a wide bar for the trails... chop chop time. Any grip suggestions?
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You bastard, that was a total bait.

*raises hand dejectedly*
Yes. Yes it was.
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Thats a fine question....If memory serves I think they are tigged but not 100% sure. Call La Bicicletta and ask someone there. That bike is crazysteep tho. If it is just for the track..then it would be sweet. For street they are a little too squirrelly for my liking.
I was thinking just for track ... it's a long-term goal but something worth considering.

I've had a hard-on for marines because they kill everything they see ... wait, that's not right.
I've had a hard-on for Rossin track frames ever since I saw one like this on eBay some time ago:



So tigged ... are there any benefits to that (ie. easier to replace a bent tube than with lugged or fillet)?

Oh, I emailed La B. a few days ago. If/when they get back to me I'll post any useful info. I couldn't find anything about the current Rossin line-up on teh interweeb.
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Damn that's tight....useless on the street, but oh sooo sexy for a track ride. You can't go wrong with Rossin.
I like the paint too. (pride joke left on my desk)
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Mmmhmm, my commuter is my commuter. I might like something a bit nicer to use on the street some day, but just some random simple Platinum OX/Reynolds 631 offering with geometry I like. Nothing completely over the top because then I'd never be able to let myself lock it up anywhere without every component having a chain around it.

That being said, it would be nice to have a dedicated track machine as well. It'll be a long way to go until I'm competent on the FCV, but after our initial trip there it's something I can't wait to progress at. I figure I'll rent for awhile, then maybe just use my POS Pake to cut down on costs ... then after a seaon of actual racing I could justify spending $1000 on a bike if I really get hooked.
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I was thinking just for track ... it's a long-term goal but something worth considering.

I've had a hard-on for marines because they kill everything they see ... wait, that's not right.
I've had a hard-on for Rossin track frames ever since I saw one like this on eBay some time ago:



So tigged ... are there any benefits to that (ie. easier to replace a bent tube than with lugged or fillet)?

Oh, I emailed La B. a few days ago. If/when they get back to me I'll post any useful info. I couldn't find anything about the current Rossin line-up on teh interweeb.
Yeah...thats the kind of steep I was talking about. The newer bike may be lugged...I am really not too sure. The really nice thing about having a track only bike is you can leave it at the track in the bike porn room. No worries about bringing yer bike...it is waiting for you.
Give La B a call on the phone...you will get a much quicker answer.
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Mmmhmm, my commuter is my commuter. I might like something a bit nicer to use on the street some day, but just some random simple Platinum OX/Reynolds 631 offering with geometry I like. Nothing completely over the top because then I'd never be able to let myself lock it up anywhere without every component having a chain around it.

That being said, it would be nice to have a dedicated track machine as well. It'll be a long way to go until I'm competent on the FCV, but after our initial trip there it's something I can't wait to progress at. I figure I'll rent for awhile, then maybe just use my POS Pake to cut down on costs ... then after a seaon of actual racing I could justify spending $1000 on a bike if I really get hooked.
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Coincidence? I think not.....


Why do I think Rossin is out of Montreal? I seem to remember the shop that did/does the Tuesday Night Lachine Crits is/was either a Rossin shop or it maybe is/was Rossin itself.
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I bet if you put a front brake on that thing, the tire would touch the downtube when you pulled the lever. Nice looking bike though.
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jeez.. here he goes again. This is because I'm buying a new bike, isn't it?
What's that new bike ?
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http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=3663046
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P.I.M.P. baby



Regarding earlier posts mentioning Rossin....nevermind..."Lachine's Tuesday night races have being going on since 1978 and its founder, Tino Rossi, should give a lesson or two to all other promoters in North America on how to put on a show and great race."

My bad, close though.

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I was thinking just for track ... it's a long-term goal but something worth considering.

I've had a hard-on for marines because they kill everything they see ... wait, that's not right.
I've had a hard-on for Rossin track frames ever since I saw one like this on eBay some time ago:



So tigged ... are there any benefits to that (ie. easier to replace a bent tube than with lugged or fillet)?

Oh, I emailed La B. a few days ago. If/when they get back to me I'll post any useful info. I couldn't find anything about the current Rossin line-up on teh interweeb.
last time i was in the store they had a coule on display. from what i remember they weren't that expensive either. from what i gather TIG welding is supposed to look cleaner and produce a superior weld (look at the old Salsa stems for example). as for replacing a tube, i think it would be more difficult than with a lugged frame but i could be way off.
i've also heard horror stories of those frames rusting away like crazy from the inside (when ridden in the elements). still, i like them, i'd ride one (at least one of the road frames).
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Yes! Nothing like a road bike named after an SUV-great marketing. I'll only buy one if it has 7 cup holders that each fit an exta large slurpee.
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i MIGHT be stealing that from you, just FYI.

my road frame has been at Biseagal getting work done since january and they just scratched the brand new paint job and needed to send it out again to get painted. curses! so you can see how it is a nessesity that i steal that bike. i mean fair is fair.

fun ride last night guys, even if i couldn't keep up. i think offhoff should be wearing those keirin gloves and shoulder pads from now on...
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