Very sought-after road racing bicycle from the legendary Italian frame builder Mario Rossin.
The brand was born from a dispute with Colnago in the 70ies. Blatantly setting out to become a direct competitor with Colnago, the frames were built to a similar quality — not surprisingly, as the head framebuilder, Mario Rossin, was previously chief builder at Colnago. It can take a long time to forget disputes in Italy, it seems. Rossin would go on to
pioneer several new trends in bicycle design, including aero frame design, smaller front wheels, and other time-trial
This particular 90s machine is in first class condition. The frame is made of high-end Tange Prestige tubes in various thickness and brazed at low temperature. Though Columbus was the usual choice for Rossin frames during the 1980s and 1990s, the price of the Yen and the quality of production coming from Japan in the early 1990s saw many Italian producers, including Rossin, opting for the stronger Tange Prestige Competition tubing . The tubes are shaped in an hexagon shape to gain more stiffness. The lugs are custom made by Rossin. The bicycle is very high end, its built with beautiful craftsmanship and it shows what pro’s could build back in the day. To suit this high level of achievement this bicycle has been equipped with a complete Campagnolo Chorus group set.
To match the era and style of the bike we mounted mirror polished Campagnolo Ventos. Black leather saddle comes from the legendary Italian manufacturer Selle Italia, producer of top quality components that remain extremely sought after to this day. The Flite Titanium saddles are in our opinion one of the best formed Classic saddles of the 90s out
there. We decided to mount a black 3ttt Rossin pantographed stem to finish up the pretty bike.
Overall the bike is in great condition, showing little signs of use. All components are in excellent condition, fully functional and its ready to burn rubber. There are a few minor scrapes to the paint that appear to be from storage rather than abuse. No dents or cracks. Tyres, cables bar tape are new. Wheel-set can be exchanged for an equivalent set of tubularsif you prefer.
We’ve set the bike up according to our taste, with a view to preserving the classic look and style. In saying that, if you would like to make some small changes (saddle, bar tape etc), then often this is possible. We have a large inventory of classic components acquired over the last 15 years and are happy to do our best to accommodate any request. More photos available if you would like some details.
Seat tube c-c: 59cm
Seat tube c-t: 60.5cm
Top tube c-c: 59cm
Head tube: 175mm
Rear spacing: 130mm
Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
Bottom bracket thread: ITA
Headset: 1″ threaded
Wheel size: 700c
Stem length: 120mm
Bar width c-c: 42cm
Frame-Set: Rossin Prestige, Tange Prestige tubing
Rear Mech: Campagnolo Chorus I. Gen
Front Mech: Campagnolo Chorus I. Gen
Shifters:, Campagnolo Chorus, Syncro 2
Brakes: Campagnolo Chorus, Monoplaner
Brake levers: Campagnolo Chorus I. Gen
Stem: 3ttt, Rossin panto
Saddle: Flite Titanium
Handlebars: 3ttt Competizione, round shape
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Chorus I. Gen
Headset: Campagnolo Chorus I. Gen
Wheels: Campagnolo Vento, clinchers
Tires: Gommitalia, skin sidewall
If you are looking for a specific item, please feel free to get in touch – we have a wide
range of frames, components and accessories in the shop that are yet to be listed online.
Pickup is welcomed in Berlin.
Any questions ? Please send a message !
We are closed Sundays and Mondays, but will get back to you as soon as possible.
We don’t offer any warranty on used products, and advise riding all older bikes and parts with respect !
We’ve been selling only the very best Italian steel bikes for over
a decade now, both online and in store in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.
Cheers, Cicli Berlinetta