Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. 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.

Rossin Road Bike - what is this worth?

Old 03-05-12, 09:10 AM
  #1  
Shutter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 415

Bikes: Vitus 992 x2, Miele, Cambio Rino, Rossin, Pinarello, CIOCC, Cannondale, Devinci

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rossin Road Bike - what is this worth?

Ok... Sooo what is this worth?? I want to buy it but don't want to get ripped off

It is a Rossin road bike ... Here's the specs:

- recent professional paint job by Marinoni (excuse my spelling)
- campagnolo dropouts
- Columbus frame
- gala ? Gold anodized brakes
- campagnolo front and rear derailers
- Ambrosio tubular wheels
- campy hubs

Pics:


.

.
Shutter is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 10:16 AM
  #2  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 28,387

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2353 Post(s)
Liked 1,414 Times in 837 Posts
Well I just gave away a Rossin frame for $250 so I am thinking that bike is worth $500 to 600?
__________________
One morning you wake up, the girl is gone, the bikes are gone, all that's left behind is a pair of old tires and a tube of tubular glue, all squeezed out"

Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 10:49 AM
  #3  
jjhabbs 
Senior Member
 
jjhabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,717

Bikes: to many to list

Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 244 Post(s)
Liked 523 Times in 170 Posts
beauty is in the eye of the rider...Id say between 700 and up depending on ones love for that frame. what sort of hubs are on this beast..

Great looking bike by the way.
jjhabbs is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 10:57 AM
  #4  
Shutter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 415

Bikes: Vitus 992 x2, Miele, Cambio Rino, Rossin, Pinarello, CIOCC, Cannondale, Devinci

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by jjhabbs View Post
beauty is in the eye of the rider...Id say between 700 and up depending on ones love for that frame. what sort of hubs are on this beast..

Great looking bike by the way.
They are campy hubs... Not sure which ones...

I do like the frame... I'm just debating what a fair price is...

So far I'm hearing $500-700...

Any others to suggest??

Apparently it's a Rossin Record frame...
Shutter is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 11:24 AM
  #5  
jet sanchEz
Senior Member
 
jet sanchEz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,808
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 881 Post(s)
Liked 666 Times in 305 Posts
Are those brake levers original to the bike? They look uncomfortable, can you find hoods for them? I only suggest this because it may deter potential buyers.

I would say that the price range of $500 to $700 is about right, Toronto has a lot of flippers with ads up looking for nice bikes, is contacting one of them out of the equation?
jet sanchEz is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 12:00 PM
  #6  
Shutter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 415

Bikes: Vitus 992 x2, Miele, Cambio Rino, Rossin, Pinarello, CIOCC, Cannondale, Devinci

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Are those brake levers original to the bike? They look uncomfortable, can you find hoods for them? I only suggest this because it may deter potential buyers.

I would say that the price range of $500 to $700 is about right, Toronto has a lot of flippers with ads up looking for nice bikes, is contacting one of them out of the equation?
Thanks! But you would never get a valid answer that way...

I'm going to go look at it tonight... I just don't know much about Rossin... I know exactly what bianchi, Miele, Cambio Rino, and several other brands are worth... Just not Rossin...

For example, its easy to generalize that any bianchi is a deal at $300... Because you may say Bianchi is a well known name... But that generalization is false... Many Bisnchi's are junk and not even worth $75...

I don't want to be suckered into paying high just because of the Rossin name... I want to make sure that this one is ACTUALLY worth that much...

As far as the brake levers they will be replaced (as well as the calipers) so its not a concern, but a good point I can make during the bargaining stage...
Shutter is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 12:07 PM
  #7  
BlueDevil63 
my name is Jim
 
BlueDevil63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Eagle, CO
Posts: 1,477

Bikes: too many or not enough

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 171 Post(s)
Liked 271 Times in 87 Posts
Data point: Sold very similar Rossin Record last summer for $999 on Ebay. I would say the one I sold was slightly more valuable than this one due to Campy brakes but same model and color and about the same size.
__________________
Flickr Albums
ebay: cicloclassico
70 Pogliaghi ItalCorse, 72 De Rosa, 72 Masi Gran Criterium, 75 Masi Gran Criterium, 77 Melton, 79 Bianchi Super Leggera, 79 Gios Super Record, 81 Picchio Special, 82 Guerciotti Super Record, 82 Colnago Profil CX, 83 Colnago Superissimo, 84 Fuso





BlueDevil63 is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 12:09 PM
  #8  
Shutter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 415

Bikes: Vitus 992 x2, Miele, Cambio Rino, Rossin, Pinarello, CIOCC, Cannondale, Devinci

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BlueDevil63 View Post
Data point: Sold very similar Rossin Record last summer for $999 on Ebay. I would say the one I sold was slightly more valuable than this one due to Campy brakes but same model and color and about the same size.
Good to know!

Thanks
Shutter is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 01:23 PM
  #9  
FastJake
Constant tinkerer
 
FastJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 183 Post(s)
Liked 87 Times in 73 Posts
Recent professional paint job but the tires are flat, no hoods on the brake levers, sub-par photos, etc. Makes me wonder what other careless things were done with this bike. I'd definitely test ride it before buying it.
FastJake is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 01:31 PM
  #10  
Shutter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 415

Bikes: Vitus 992 x2, Miele, Cambio Rino, Rossin, Pinarello, CIOCC, Cannondale, Devinci

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What to offer??

Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
Recent professional paint job but the tires are flat, no hoods on the brake levers, sub-par photos, etc. Makes me wonder what other careless things were done with this bike. I'd definitely test ride it before buying it.
Yea.. Good point... I told the seller I would have to see it in person before I make a valid offer... Hopefully I will be able to see it tonight

What should I offer? I obviously want a deal but I don't want to be a lowballer and insult the seller...
Shutter is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 05:53 PM
  #11  
thinktubes 
weapons-grade bolognium
 
thinktubes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Across the street from Chicago
Posts: 5,931

Bikes: Battaglin Cromor, Ciocc Designer 84, Schwinn Superior 1981

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 844 Post(s)
Liked 1,489 Times in 633 Posts
Look for some Rossin pantographs ect... on the frame to make sure it's a Rossin, since it's a repaint.

I would offer $525 as a starting point, assuming everything is in decent shape.
thinktubes is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 06:18 PM
  #12  
Shutter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 415

Bikes: Vitus 992 x2, Miele, Cambio Rino, Rossin, Pinarello, CIOCC, Cannondale, Devinci

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Look for some Rossin pantographs ect... on the frame to make sure it's a Rossin, since it's a repaint.

I would offer $525 as a starting point, assuming everything is in decent shape.

It has the pantographs in the top of the forks, the rear seat stays, the rear brake bridge, and in the lug for the lower tube by the downtube shifters...

it also has an "R" shaped hole under the bottom bracket...
Shutter is offline  
Old 03-05-12, 08:36 PM
  #13  
Shutter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 415

Bikes: Vitus 992 x2, Miele, Cambio Rino, Rossin, Pinarello, CIOCC, Cannondale, Devinci

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Any Other thoughts? Im going to look at it tomorrow and making an offer an the spot...

Anything I should look for??
Shutter is offline  
Old 03-06-12, 10:33 AM
  #14  
Shutter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 415

Bikes: Vitus 992 x2, Miele, Cambio Rino, Rossin, Pinarello, CIOCC, Cannondale, Devinci

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Any thoughts?

Any last minute suggestions before I go look at the bike??
Shutter is offline  
Old 03-06-12, 07:05 PM
  #15  
Shutter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 415

Bikes: Vitus 992 x2, Miele, Cambio Rino, Rossin, Pinarello, CIOCC, Cannondale, Devinci

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sold!!!

ok... The seller wanted $800 originally... I got him down to $600...

Then I had second thoughts about the tubular wheels and said that I really didn't like tubular tires... I also said that I was probably going to change the seat and seat post... so he suggested keeping the wheels and seat / post and knocking off a little money...

Sooo... I agreed... back and foreth a bit... and I ended up getting it for $375...

I'm going to replace the brakes with Campy monoplaner Athena and Aero Campy levers... Also the crankset with a proper Nuvo Record one...

I'm just working on what wheels to put on it though... decisions decisions...

The paint is REALLY nice... Pics:
.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.
Shutter is offline  
Old 03-06-12, 07:20 PM
  #16  
jjhabbs 
Senior Member
 
jjhabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,717

Bikes: to many to list

Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 244 Post(s)
Liked 523 Times in 170 Posts
wow that red looks perfect. flawless. beautiful bicycle.
jjhabbs is offline  
Old 03-06-12, 10:58 PM
  #17  
BlueDevil63 
my name is Jim
 
BlueDevil63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Eagle, CO
Posts: 1,477

Bikes: too many or not enough

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 171 Post(s)
Liked 271 Times in 87 Posts
Very nice! Great find.
__________________
Flickr Albums
ebay: cicloclassico
70 Pogliaghi ItalCorse, 72 De Rosa, 72 Masi Gran Criterium, 75 Masi Gran Criterium, 77 Melton, 79 Bianchi Super Leggera, 79 Gios Super Record, 81 Picchio Special, 82 Guerciotti Super Record, 82 Colnago Profil CX, 83 Colnago Superissimo, 84 Fuso





BlueDevil63 is offline  
Old 03-07-12, 07:13 AM
  #18  
Shutter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 415

Bikes: Vitus 992 x2, Miele, Cambio Rino, Rossin, Pinarello, CIOCC, Cannondale, Devinci

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks! Now I'm on the hunt for pantographed / engraved crankset and stem...

I also can't decide what wheels to put on it... Either some old campy ones or new mavic ones... My budget is $200
Shutter is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
davzimmermann
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
10
11-15-18 01:41 PM
Binky
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
7
09-24-16 02:45 PM
owenmyers
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
1
03-07-12 12:23 PM
allarevessels
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
5
03-23-11 11:08 AM
funkflex
Classic & Vintage
4
07-16-10 05:11 PM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.