Believe it or not, this Rossin pursuit actually started out as a road frame. It came into possession of the talented and dedicated designer/artist/fabricator named Olli Erkkila, and he was inspired to recreate it as a lo-pro. The frame has been built with crimped Columbus SLX tubing, and Olli fabricated a custom brake bridge from the Rossin ‘R’. Mario Rossin himself contacted Olli with his personal approval.
Olli wrestled a Bianchi steel fork into service, and was about to leave it at that until Mario Rossin himself contacted him through the Finnish Fixed Gear Blog. After procuring a 26” Silva front wheel, and given Mario’s blessing, Olli decided to take the project a little more seriously. Cinelli ‘Laser’ style gussets were added for ‘aerodynamics’, an Ambrosio rear disc wheel was customised to mimic the original front and the chain ring was machined from scratch and mirror polished. Olli resprayed the frame in rosso corsa and created reproduction decals from photographs.
Here’s the complete spec sheet:
Frame: Customized Rossin Ghibli, Columbus SLX
Fork: Customized Bianchi TT
Front wheel: 26″ Silva alloy disc
Rear wheel: 28″ customized Ambrosio disc
Tires: Giro tubes 22mm
Seat: San Marco Laser
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record
Crank: Campagnolo Record
Chain ring: Hand made 50t
Chain: SRAM PC-1
Pedals: Campagnolo Chorus
Toe clips: Campagnolo
Bars: Cinelli LA84
Grip: Cinelli cork
Stem: Cinelli R1
Massive thanks to Olli Erkkila, check out his other creations on his website, which include some of the most amazing custom bicycles I’ve ever seen.