e a wrote:
> after a bit of inpiration from Mick's dump find i went to the local
> land-fill this weekend and found what appears to be a nice little gem.
> but alas, i cannot find anything about this bike. it's named a Roth.
> there are no serial numbers as far as i can see anywhere on the frame.
> has anyone heard anything about this brand?
> it has 531 tubing throughout, at least i can gather from the mostly
> peeled away seat and fork decals. it has GP Wilson rear drops and fork
> tips and some nice, at least to me, lug work. it was decked out in campy
> NR derailleurs and brakeset, record hubs laced to record du monde rims
> and shimano DA EX BB & crank with matching pedals. the campy rear d. was
> patent 80 but the crank was date coded 6 or 9 in a circle. the parts
> were a bit worse for wear so i've stripped it down.
> here is a link to some photos:
I've not heard of them, but the abundance of high-quality American pieces on the frame (Wilson SS drops; Henry James lugs and crown) suggest a small volume American builder.
Looks like a nice find. I wish we had dumps like that around here...
Appleton WI USA