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Just bought a Rossin Record(3 posts)

Just bought a Rossin RecordThe The
Sep 28, 2003 8:39 PM
I just picked up a red Rossin Record road bike equipped with Nuovo Record and Modolo Speedy brakes. It's in somewhat rough cosmetic shape as it has some surface rust and could use a paint job. It also needs new brake hoods, a chain, and some adjusting of the hubs and rims, but all in all it's rideable and isn't severely damaged. The rims are pretty decent; Araya 700 in the reaer and Record Serie Elan in the rear. The fork appears to have "wow" in it, meaning one of the legs is bent, so I'll likely replace that with a used one from a nearby shop.

I only paid $30. I think I got a decent deal!

I noticed that getting hoods for the Modolo levers can be an expensive endeavour. Does anyone have any leads on a good source for these items? Conversely, would I be better off buying a different set of brake levers instead? I was thinking there might be some Dia-Compe levers that would work fine and not be too expensive. I'm mainly using this bike as a commuter and probably won't restore it to perfection, so the parts need not be exactly to spec. Heck, the thing has an old Shimano 600 front DR on it, so it's not exactly in perfect spec.

Also, the sticker that would explain the tubing selection has worn off. Anyone have any ideas on the tubing? A search on the internet has yet to yield results, but I'll keep plugging away at it.
Probably it's Columbus SL tubing.............nmrwbadley
Sep 29, 2003 4:24 PM
re: Just bought a Rossin RecordTom C
Sep 29, 2003 8:09 PM
My first fine bike purchased in 1982. It's Columbus SL. I still have mine and had it repainted and spread to 130. It is now equipped with cpx 33s I built on Centaur hubs w/Centaur 9 speed group and is happily used by my 17 year old daughter. A great frame that was once as respected as Colnagos. In fact in 1982 it was the team bike for 7 11. Go to classic rendezvous dot com and enter the Italian section to see.