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Help Me Identify this Frame! "Rosewood" mystery bike.

Old 06-07-16, 06:35 PM
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Help Me Identify this Frame! "Rosewood" mystery bike.

Hey guys, I was curious if anyone could help identify this frame. I picked it up off craigslist from a guy who said he bought it as a frame and fork from a someone else. He didn't know much about it, except that it was Italian threaded, 1980s era, and Columbus SLX. On the bottom bracket there is a serial number that is very hard to make out that reads "RW0021." His guess that it was a bike a custom bike made for a team, club, or even possibly a guy named Bob Rosewood. The previous owner built it up from frame and fork into a complete bike, and I've swapped some parts out since then, so unfortunately all the clues have to come from the frame.

I took some closeups of possible signifiers and posted here: Click!

Let me know if I should take more pictures of anything!
Thanks!


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Old 06-07-16, 06:39 PM
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I'm not seeing anything significant to assist in a positive ID, but it's certainly a high-quality frame.

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Fork looks bent though.
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Old 06-07-16, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
Fork looks bent though.
It's not. It's just the way it's leaning against the wall in the photo.
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"...rosebud..."
Nope, cannot add anything based on these details...the 21st frame built by RW, for RoseWood?
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Yes, presumably the 21st frame built. RW leads me to believe that "Rosewood" is the builder rather than the commissioner.
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Noobie faux pas... NDS photo. (Non Drive Side)

Looks like a very well made frame. Can you post a photo showing the Drive Side and drive components....

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Is that a quill - Ahead converter?
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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
Noobie faux pas... NDS photo. (Non Drive Side)

Looks like a very well made frame. Can you post a photo showing the Drive Side and drive components....
Sure thing. I changed the original photo and added shots of components to the gallery linked.

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Is that a quill - Ahead converter?
It is! Quill stem adapters are great. You get the flexibility of both worlds, and lighter than a comparably sized quill stem in my case.
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"...rosebud..."
Nope, cannot add anything based on these details...the 21st frame built by RW, for RoseWood?
First thing that came to mind was the San Francisco C&V shop, Citizen Chain, and the t-shirts they have. The back has "Rosebud was a bicycle" in a nice script. The front has an H.G. Wells look alike guy in a CK pose.

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