Rossin ITLA Team Bike Walter Polini 1974

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ID: 15767
Manufacturer: Rossin
Size: 61 cm
Condition: The bike is in very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original with an extra layer of protective clear coat on top. All parts have been checked and are working fine. Rear derailleur with small flaw but works fine.
Era: 1970s
Product ID: 15767
1973 was a year of maximal success for the amateur cycling team Iclas. They managed to bring their captain Gianbattista Baronchelli into position to win both, the Tour de L'Avenir and the amateurs version of the Giro d'Italia. He now was seen as the future star of Italian cycling.
Their patron Ghezzi and the sportive director Garbelli planned for the next year to form a strong team around Baronchelli to help him competing in the professional league - the team ITLA.
But there was a bad surprise waiting for them. Ernesto Colnago who had built their bikes before, had already brought Baronchelli in contact with the ambitious team Scic, which also happened to be sponsored by him.
Things went as Colnago expected - Baronchelli signed with Scic for the year 1974 (and would lose the Giro by the smallest margin of 10seconds to Merckx).

The team ITLA was understandably disappointed.
Ghezzi and Garbelli reached out to an excellent framebuilder who had been working for Colnago for many years, Mario Rossin. After a short time of planning, they decided that Rossin should build the bikes for the team and at the same time a new brand with his name should be born.

Not much later, in early 1974, Mario Rossin started to build his first frames and equipped them with pantographed parts which should become typical for his bikes.
Naturally the first batch of Rossin bikes went to the ITLA team.

One of those first bikes, the number 15, is what we present to you here.
The bike is well preserved, it only seems to have received a thin layer of clear coat as protection, some years ago - maybe by Maffioletti whose sticker found its way onto the frame.

Anyway this is a rare chance to get one of the earliest Rossin bikes ever.
Frame & Fork Rossin Record; Columbus SP tubing
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Record
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Headset Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Crankset Campagnolo Nuovo Record; 175mm; 53/42. Extra milled
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record
Stem Cinelli; 135mm
Stem bar Cinelli; 42cm
Shifters Campagnolo Record; milled
Brakes Campagnolo Record; milled and pantographed
Brake levers Campagnolo Nuovo Record; milled and pantographed
Hubs Campagnolo Record
Rims Nisi; 700c tubular
Tires Wolber profil; 700c tubular
Seat post Campagnolo Record; milled and pantographed
Seat Cinelli Unicanitor
Handlebar tape Benotto
Pedal not included
Chain Regina
Seat Tube (c-t): 61 cm
Top Tube (c-c): 58 cm
Head Tube: 17 cm
Standover: 85 cm
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