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CLASSIC, Rare, VINTAGE ITALIAN CAMBIO RINO RACING BIKE

Old 04-22-13, 10:53 AM
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CLASSIC, Rare, VINTAGE ITALIAN CAMBIO RINO RACING BIKE

This road bike works as good as it looks. Eventhough it's old. Early 1980's. All it needs is the air & its road worthy. I have another Red Cambio Rino which is what I used for racing. This Blue Competizione 12 speed bike has been well cared for. It's very light & all the components are original from Italy. You will see from handlebar breaks only this section came from France.

This is a true classic. Its a keeper but why do I need two. I love my red cambio rino.

If you have any idea what I should ask for this bike, please let me know. I live in BC, Canada. Thank you.

(I have downloaded 3 pics in I believe your main page.)
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Old 04-22-13, 11:04 AM
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You should repost this thread and your pics together in this thread....https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...-and-Inquiries

The you'll get some good advice.
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Old 04-22-13, 02:48 PM
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No need to shout in your title, either.
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Old 04-22-13, 04:44 PM
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Hi, I don't see any pictures. You will need to repost them before people can weigh in on value.
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Old 04-22-13, 04:44 PM
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I have read that these frames were built in Canada, under the auspices of Joseph Gardin (who was the NA distributor for Cambio Rino components, and later headed Gardin bicycles). Though, who knows, perhaps some frames were imported and branded with the Rino name early on.

In any case, pictures posted to this thread would be a good idea!

Price could be tricky, as the Cambio Rino components are less desirable to some, and the marque overall doesn't have great cachet (not saying they're not good bikes - I've seen some very nice higher end ones - just that they lack name recognition). I seem to recall seeing a Basso for sale on craigslist here in Vancouver currently with mostly Cambio Rino components, the owner is asking quite a lot...but has been advertising the bike for at least 6 months.
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If the tires can hold air, why wouldn't you put some in? Might help sell the bike.
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Old 04-22-13, 06:50 PM
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Pictures?

Also, out of curiosity, how much does it weigh? Realize that "very light" means nothing without an actual number.
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Decent pic's and good descrtiption are needed any valuetain.
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Old 04-22-13, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by mikemowbz View Post
I seem to recall seeing a Basso for sale on craigslist here in Vancouver currently with mostly Cambio Rino components, the owner is asking quite a lot...but has been advertising the bike for at least 6 months.
I saw that bike and posted it here. Almost bought it. Decided against it, guy was asking too much. Still had the original tires too. Bit of a frankenbike, not orignal forks either.
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Old 04-23-13, 03:06 AM
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Some Cambio Rino bicycles were built in Italy but most were built in Canada. Pictures, good clear ones with frame detail shots included plus a better description are an absolute must if you hope for any kind of value appraisal.

BC is a pretty big place and the bike will be worth more in Vancouver than it will in Prince George. Let us know where you live so that we can be of more help.
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Cambio Rino was sort of a flash in the pan in the cycling seen in Canada in the 80s. Gardin was the main man and IIRC he either built them out of his shop or had some source built in Italy. That said, the frames, while flashy with loud paint, coloured chrome, etc, where generally nothing special in terms of quality or geometry. They sponsored a team in toronto for a year or two and their components were on par with Ofmega, which is to say... they did the job but couldn't hold a candle to anything Campagnolo or Shimano's Ultegra/Dura Ace.
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Old 04-23-13, 06:52 PM
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No pictures + no tubing description + non-specific location = no appraisal
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Old 07-19-21, 10:12 AM
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I have Cambio Rino parts on my Puch Mistral ultima (seatpost, hubs, crank, shift levers, etc.) We stocked Rino parts in our bike shop in Athens, OH.
I even met Sr. Rino at the NYC cycling convention in 1984.
Rino parts are of the same quality as Campagnolo, but just different, like Craftsman and MAC tools. The only difference is in the name.

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Old 07-19-21, 11:23 AM
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Craftsman and MAC were equivalent? I thought MAC was a step or 2 up.
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Old 07-19-21, 04:51 PM
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I have owned more than one Canadian built Cambio Rino and found them to be unimpressive in the quality and ride departments. I did own one from Italy and it was, indeed, a cut above the Canadian made offerings.

Rino components were nice but did not come up to the Campagnolo standard, in my opinion...


This was the only entry level Cambio Rino to come my way. I decided to build it as a Single Speed...


This was the first Cambio Rino that I found and I found it at the dump. It was the model 2000 and a pretty decent machine, both in tubing and component quality. As pictured, it sports the first successful paint job that I did on a vintage road bike...


Picked up at a yard sale for a low price and, needless to say, I did not ride it much. Pretty sure it belongs to a fellow in Texas now and I believe he is quite happy with it (years and years ago)...


This one, apparently, had unequal length seat or chain stays. The fellow who it went to did comment on this construction quality error...


Cambio Rino bicycles changed name at some point in time. This Gardin was the successor to the Cambio Rino and this Gardin was spectacular...
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Craftsman and MAC were equivalent? I thought MAC was a step or 2 up.
never mind that, but I have had Rino and Campagnolo Nouvo Record and Super Record parts mixed together, and there was never any difference or fault. The only reason I chose some other brands was because of the significan weight savings, and availability of parts. I was very happy with whatever I had on the bike.
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