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Rossman Cycles

Built by Hahn Rossman in Seattle at Alki Foundry
Exclusively at Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc.

As shown price approx: $4200
This bike is custom built to order. Price will vary based on your desires.
The value of working with a repair shop like us is that your bike will be mechanically perfect!

Framebuilding Pictures
Tubeset Used
Frame Geometry (all measurements in millimeters)
Fit Factors
Handling Factors
Seat Tube(Size)
Bottom Bracket Drop
Top Tube
Stand Over (32C tires)
Seat Angle
Head Angle
Fork Rake
Trail
Chainstay
Wheel Size
560
80
55
820
73 degrees
73 dgrees
50
54
450
700C (700mm*)

* approximatly 700mm depending on tire brand and profile. Measured with Pannaracer Pasela 700x 32c.

We strive to make all metal parts silver in the classic style with brown accents.

Parts Group

Smart, Classic Mix for Touring or Club riding.

Frame

Rossman

Fork

French Rake, Low Trail

Headset

Tange Levin, Aluminum Campagnolo classic copy.

Stem

Nitto Technomic

Handlebars

Nitto Noodle

Handlebar Tape

Cinelli, You choose COLOR!

Bottom Bracket

Shimano UN-53

Cranks

Sugino Forged XD 600 (24-36-46)

Pedals

Platform (wear any shoe!)

Front Hub

Shimano 105 36 hole

Rear Hub

Shimano XT 8/9 Speed Cassette Hub 36 hole

Quick Release Skewers

Shimano XT

Spokes 3-cross pattern

Phil Wood 14 gauge

Nipples

DT Brass

Rims

700C 36 hole Sun CR-18 Classic Touring Rim

Rim Strips

Velox (will out last your rim!)

Tubes

Rubber (ones that hold air)

Tires

700 x 32C Pannaracer Pasela Tourgaurd, Classic Tan Sidewalls!

Brake Calipers

Shimano Altus Cantilever with upgraded Koolstop pads and regular straddle cables!

Brake Levers

Dia-Compe BRS 500 (NOS)

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra 8 Speed Barcon

Front Derailleur

Shimano RSX NOS Triple

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore

Cassette

SunRace 8 Speed 12-34 Teeth

Chain

SRAM PC-830

Seat

Brooks B-17

Seatpost

Single Bolt (True Micro-Adjustable) 27.2mm (Nitto Copy)

Fenders

Berthoud Stainless painted to match with leather mud flap.

Pump

Zefal painted to match.

Building a Rossman is, of course, a custom event. We will work with you to create the perfect bike for your needs. The Rossman Clubman is a very versatile bike. It can be a road bike, touring bike, a city commuter or any combination. The bike can be as expensive as you like. There is however a minimum quality level we work with. For example, there is no sense trying to save money on key components like the crank or handlebars and stem, but you can save money on wear parts like the bottom bracket and hubs, with the thought of replacing later with better quality.

We kept that in mind when we created the above specification sheet.

For those that want integrated shift/brake levers, we recommend Campagnolo ErgoPower. It is the best value we have found. Campy shifters are completely rebuildable whereas Shimano STI is not serviceable at all! We have a sample of a Shimano shifter, quite new but out of warranty that had a small broken washer. The customer had to buy an entirely new shifter because parts are not available. We still regularly rebuild 10 year old Campy shifters into new condition. There are only 2 or 3 parts that we usually replace and they are cheap!

SUGGESTIONS FOR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR CUSTOM BIKES: