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Chrome Rossi - please help date this frame (campi dropouts, columbus engraved forks)

Old 02-12-12, 06:13 PM
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Chrome Rossi - please help date this frame (campi dropouts, columbus engraved forks)

Hello all

I recently acquired this Italian frame and would like to find out its age. After i determin that, will seek out period appropriate group set. It has campi dropouts, columbus engraved forks, columbus dove logo in concaved seats stays. The only original componete was a Cambio RINO headset. No serial number, only a "58" stamped under the seat post opening, (58cm). the width of the seat post opening is 27.2.

I should point out that one of the shop stickers on the bike is from one of the oldest bike shops in Canada. Thankfully i called the store, but found out they are close until March.

Thank you for your time on this.

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Quite an impressive frame Markus.
I don't know diddly about Rossi's, but it looks early 80's to me based in the fork crown, brazed-on tt cable guides, DT shifter lugs and single bottle bosses.

Probably someone here will know more. (bump)
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I see you started another thread good...the last one has all the info available on Rossi, I own three. GOOGLE The Chrome Rossi.. it should help you out.. Thats a good score you have there.
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Scattalon Cycle and Sports, Hamilton Ontario! One of my old haunts! Porta catena droputs were introduced for the 1978 model year and dropped from the 1984 catalog, so it should be within that timeframe. provided the shop didn't have excess or poor stock rotation practices. Certainly the other frame traits fit the period.
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Scattalon Cycle and Sports, Hamilton Ontario! One of my old haunts! Porta catena droputs were introduced for the 1978 model year and dropped from the 1984 catalog, so it should be within that timeframe. provided the shop didn't have excess or poor stock rotation practices. Certainly the other frame traits fit the period.

Ya called the shop hoping to speak to the owners (as you prob know, shop has been open since 1969), but it doesnt open till March. Thanks for adding another peice to the puzzle!
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Another Rossi for sale: https://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...AdIdZ354871654
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That's pretty expensive for a mid-range Aelle frame. BTW, I went back through my old issues of Canadian Cyclist from the era, in the hopes that Scattalon had placed some ads and I could verify the years they carried Rossi, but I came up empty-handed.
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That's pretty expensive for a mid-range Aelle frame. BTW, I went back through my old issues of Canadian Cyclist from the era, in the hopes that Scattalon had placed some ads and I could verify the years they carried Rossi, but I came up empty-handed.
I called them hoping to find out the age of my bike. They dont open until March.
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