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Does anyone know the names of the Rossin frames' "Limited Editions"

Old 07-04-15, 05:08 AM
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Does anyone know the names of the Rossin frames' "Limited Editions"

Does anyone know the names of the "Limited Editions" [if there were any produced !] which were given to the early Generation 1 frames please ?
These frames have two parallel cut-outs on the underside of the bottom bracket, whereas Generation 2 frames have a letter R cut-out.
Were they for example called - Speciallissimo or Corsa Strada etc. ?
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I didn't know they limited edition frames nor 'generations' of frames. All I know is at one time they were imported by 10Spd Drive. Who or if anyone does it now I have no idea. Are you sure the BB cutouts is a generation thing and not simply a quality level distinction? Anything SL and above gets one cut and anything below gets the other
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It has now been established that the Generation 1 frames were just that; there were no limited editions and they were manufactured between late 1974 and c.1976.
There were Generation I frames and later Generation 2 frames. The quality of the frame was not denoted by the [number of] parallel cut-outs on the underside of the bottom bracket, the only guide as to the quality was the Columbus tube sets used, generally SL or the lighter Record.
It seems that these Generation 1 frames were initially numbered; stamped on the underside of the bottom bracket, when the numbering stopped is not known. The Columbus Record tube set frames were produced for time trials and they had different head and seat angles.
Generation 2 frames had the bottom bracket cut-out in the form of the revised R, which was introduced after the legal matters had been resolved. This R was more compact and "chubbier" than the original R and can easily be identified by the "blob" on the end of the bottom right-hand leg of the R. All Rossin decals from this time onwards had the chubby / blobby R.
The Generation 1 decals had the wider R with a longer top left lead-in and a longer right-hand leg. My attached photograph shows the original Generation 1 decal design.
There are other distinguishing features which apply to these early Generation 1 and Generation 2 Rossin frames.
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