“Rossin is not the oldest of the great Italian bike builders but it is certainly up with the very best. Their story starts in 1973 when Gibi Baronchelli, riding for Iclas Team, won the amateur versions of the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France. Vittorio Ghezzi, the owner of the Iclas Team decided to build a professional team around Baronchelli. The plan was to use bikes supplied by Colnago who were already supplying bikes to the SCIC Team. With help from Colnago, Baronchelli jumped to the SCIC team, angering Ghezzi who dropped Colnago as bike supplier for his team.
Mario Rossin worked as a frame builder at Colnago for several years and got invited to join the new company. On September 14, 1974, Cicli Rossin was established by five partners – Vittorio Ghezzi and his son Guiseppe, Alberto Inzaghi, Domenico Garbelli, and Mario Rossin, who all agreed that the new bikes would be called “Rossin.” The “R” in the Rossin logo was adopted from Rossignol skis, and the pentagon represents the five founding members of the company. Mario Rossin was the design genius behind the company’s begining and ever since then the Rossin name has been one of innovation and racing success.”
The “Aerodynamics” was Rossin’s first bike aimed specifically for winning the all important time trial stages of the major tours. With special teardrop tubes from famed Italian tube manufacturer Columbus it cuts through the air smoothly while being even more rigid that normal frames for much better power transfer from your legs to the tarmac.
Tubes Columbus Air
Handlebar Cinelli Giro D’ Italia 40cm ct. ct.
Stem Cinelli 1A 120mm Panto
headset 1″ threaded Campagnolo Record
Shifters Campagnolo Super Record Custom Rossin Panto
Cranks PMP 170mm “Bent Cranks”
B.B. Campagnolo Super Record 36 x 24
Fr. Der. Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Der. Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes Campagnolo Super Record
Wheels Super Record 36 hole hubs laced radial n/d and front with Nisi laser Rims
Tires Hutchinson Super Leggero
Seatpost Campagnolo Super Record 27.2mm Panto
Saddle Royal CX