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Old 09-16-18, 03:54 AM
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Quintanno Roo Bikes and Information Thread...

I am hoping that a few or a lot of other forum members might have an old Quintanno Roo or two. I can find little information or parts sources for the bike. If there are any other Quintanna Roo riders/owners, this might be a good place to present them, while sharing information and gleaning it, as well. So...

I bought this Quintanno Roo "Q Road UL" for two hundred dollars, thinking it to be much too big for me to ride(head tube length fooled my eyes) but I bought it anyway. Turns out it is a perfect fit for me and, since then, I have bought, given away, bought and given away again, and finally, bought one last time, now a keeper, at least for a while.

The bike is in pretty good shape, mechanically, but the paint is pooched and I do mean pooched(paint under the down tube is flaking off badly! I wish to repaint the bike. To do so I need access to a place where I can purchase a decal set. I have already contacted Quintanno Roo and am waiting for a response.

That 55 tooth big ring(pictured above) was intimidating, when I was deciding to buy the bike, but it turns out the big tooth count is not bad at all, considering the fact that it is driving a wheel(650c) that is much smaller than the 700c hoops I usually ride.

One of the main reasons I bought was for the Shimano eight speed Brifter group. At the time of first purchase, it was almost impossible to get a Brifter anything for small cash outlay. Small cash? For me, $200 was not a low end buck purchase but I love the transmission that works flawlessly...

The tires are SHOT as is one of the inner tubes. Tires, for this beast, are pricey and, apparently, inner tubes are all but impossible to get. I really don't know about the tubes, but the tire prices scare a cheapo like me...

I was pleased to see some of the components Quintanno Roo specific and so marked...

How much use the bike, and that big ring, have seen, is anybody's guess.

What does the UL stand for - Ultra Light? I have not a clue, yet, but the bike does come in under the twenty pound mark...

Anyway, I am going to get around to the Roo next, but first I have to finish a late fifties road bike that cannot decide what color it wants to be painted.
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Quintana makes triathlon bikes. Currently, as in present day. Company Website

Graphics do not appear to be available as stock items at the usual places - so you'd have to get something custom made, call Quintana Roo to see what they have, or (alternatively) make your own from water-slide blanks and Photoshop or the GIMP. Doing the latter would require a color change, since most laser printers don't use white ink.

BTI has Gatorskins on-sale right now. Not sure what shipping into Canada is, though - LINK

CST Czars come in 650C size and are often available at low prices on eBay.
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Go to the Triathlon Forum at the website called slowtwitch. Quintana Roo bikes were very popular in triathlon in the late 80s to late 90s primarily and lots of guys who owned and raced them are active at that site. Even better, the founder of Quintana Roo, Dan Empfield, is also the founder of the slowtwitch site. He is an active poster known as "slowman", so who knows, you might even get your questions answered by slowman himself.
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