I was lucky again. A guy called me today referring to an ad in a local newspaper.
He said he had an old DeRosa which he bought in 1972.
Of course I didn`t hesitate as the price was very reasonable and now it has a new home. The Frame looks almost like new as do the components. Unfortunately he had upgraded the bike with some C-Record parts. BB, Crankset, Breaks, Stem, Seatpost seem to be original as also the yellow pantos match the frame.
As it is my first DeRosa I am not quite familiar with date identifying them. I googled a bit but it is not that easy, especially as the early DeRosa`s had no identification or serial numbers.
I would be really gratefull if the DeRosa experts ( I know there are a lot, f.ex: OFG ) could help me out. I took some picture of a few details that usually help and hope you guys can tell me if 1972 sounds reasonable or not. As from the age of the Seller it should be ok but you never know.
Thank you in Advanced,
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