In 1975 or so, my friend Richard Wood and I bought 2 Rossin's from Mel Pint Imports that were numbered 24 and 25 respectively. These bikes had awesome paint jobs and handled like true Italian thorobreds.
Peter R. Koskinen -----Original Message----- From: John Taglia <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: OROBOYZ@aol.com <OROBOYZ@aol.com> Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Date: Monday, October 16, 2000 4:59 PM Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Mexico vs Super (was: Colnago quality)
>A college classmate of mine, Charles Newcomb, worked in Italy for Rossin
>in 1980-81 or so. Charles told me that Sr. Rossin had run Colnago's frame
>building operations, and Sr. Rossin had said he left Colnago because of
>disputes over quality among other things. Then again, I always thought the
>Rossins I saw were better finished, if not better marketed.
>I think a silly early '80's that Colnago ran spoke tons about the emphasis
>of marketing over quality. The ad showed a relieved Colnago bottom bracket
>being heated by a torch,heated cherry red. Yup, that's quality.
>Of course, I don't see that much has changed. The paint has always been
>pretty suspect in the last decade. Then the Bitans were notorious for
>breaking. And the new bikes come with a 1 year guarantee on the frame!