Re: [Classicrendezvous] Mexico vs Super (was: Colnago quality)


From: "Peter" <prkbikes@erols.com>
To: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>, "John Taglia" <jtagli1@uic.edu>
Cc: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Mexico vs Super (was: Colnago quality)
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 18:20:30 -0400


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 <jtagli1@uic.edu> 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!

>

>Regards,

>

>John Taglia