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Undecided between 2 bikes: Columbus SL + Superbe vs. Columbus MS + 600 Tricolor

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Undecided between 2 bikes: Columbus SL + Superbe vs. Columbus MS + 600 Tricolor

Old 06-01-16, 11:44 PM
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Undecided between 2 bikes: Columbus SL + Superbe vs. Columbus MS + 600 Tricolor

hey guys, I'm undecided,

which one is better and why?

The 1987 Rossin: 1987 Rossin Record Professional Vintage Racing Bicycle, Superbe! | road | Guelph | Kijiji

Or this 1991 Argon 18: 58cm 1991 Argon 18 Racing Bike | road | City of Toronto | Kijiji
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I know which I'd pick on paper, but you need to go and test ride both bikes. Fit and the way the bike feels to you while riding it is more important than which is the higher quality bike. Bring some Allen Keys so you can adjust the saddle and handlebars and stem to fit you.

Also remember, in high theft Toronto, you can't let either of these bikes out of your site, even for 15 minutes. I had my Colnago Super out yesterday and my Eddy TI out 2 days before that, locked with a lightweight cable for an hour. But there aren't many places like that.
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As @oddjob2 said, go ride them...they are both very nice bikes with good components...obviously, price is a factor...but both look good!
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BITD, I worked for a top-end shop in Seattle and we brought in a container of Rossin frames for our team and to sell. I was not impressed.Sloppy brazing, soft, poorly-applied paint, no clear coat over the decals.Alignment was… ahem… “inconsistent”.Almost as bad as Pinarellos.
Since the Argon was built by Giuseppe Marinoni, I’d buy it.

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