I leased some storage for my business a couple of weeks ago, and inside amongst a load of junk was this:
It's a Rossin Quadra, equipped mostly with 8spd Ultegra, and a smattering of 105. It's been stood for some time, and I've bunged a set of tubs, cables and some old bar tape on temporarily, but it really needs taking back to metal and starting again- there's lots of patches of surface rust, with bubbling prevalent also. I've yet to check inside, but the down tube bottle bosses did not have bolts in, so there's a good chance of water in the BB.
There's a number 57 stamped on the BB, and a number 23 stamped on the unbranded dropouts. The frame sticker is mostly illegible but I can read Columbus and the end of a word: ...RIX.
I've done a bit of searching, but would love any info on the bike- likely age, the tubing, the position in the range at the time, whether it was likely to have been supplied as a bike or frame only- if anyone has any knowledge they'd like to share, I'd appreciate it. I'm not going to sell it- I had a Bianchi which was a little too big, so I sold that and will restore this as it's the right size for me!
Many thanks in advance,