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Old 09-01-11, 09:37 AM   #1
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2012 De Rosa models

Anyone else see the 'new' model for 2012, a Nuovo Classico? Lugged steel, flat fork crown, but I cant find any info on it. The De Rosa site has a picture, no description. I found a Taiwanese site with a few more pictures, but no info.

http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/helioser-...ticle?mid=5074

Anyone know anything about it?
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Interesting! I wonder what the tubing will be. There's nothing better than classic Italian geometry with newer steel and parts.
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I like it but no, I have no knowledge of what the tubing might be, maybe that 2009 SL stuff?
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terrible ! the stem, and the saddle, just kill it.
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terrible ! the stem, and the saddle, just kill it.
Pretty sure stems and saddles are personal choices.

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terrible ! the stem, and the saddle, just kill it.
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terrible ! the stem, and the saddle, just kill it.
Those can be changed out easily enough. Though you'll probably need a headset, too.
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Looks about the same as any Trek at my LBS....
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Looks about the same as any Trek at my LBS....
They have chrome lugged, steel road bikes by Trek at your LBS?

Lucky man/woman.

I never cared for Treks, though I hear they make good bikes.
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Trek makes a lugged steel frame with chromed headlugs and De Rosa geometry? Which model would that be? Is it similar to their "Peterson" model featuring lugs with wing dings and triple chain stays with room for car rims?
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OFG beat me to it.
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Interesting! I wonder what the tubing will be. There's nothing better than classic Italian geometry with newer steel and parts.
...Except for Classic Italian geometry with vintage steel and vintage parts! ;-)
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...Except for Classic Italian geometry with vintage steel and vintage parts! ;-)
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Pretty sure stems and saddles are personal choices.

Praise God/ Allah/ Yahweh/ whichever cult leader you choose, is that a one-inch threaded fork? Holy making sense, Batman!!!
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Looks about the same as any Trek at my LBS....
... in 1983. (And they didn't chrome much of anything, as far as I remember (dropouts, maybe?).
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I took the daring move of emailing DeRosa for information.

The new Nuovo Classico is a very attractive road bike, and I'll enjoy hearing more about it.
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Choose Slack

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That's fropped up.
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I took the daring move of emailing DeRosa for information.

The new Nuovo Classico is a very attractive road bike, and I'll enjoy hearing more about it.
What are you? Some sort of smarty pants intellectual?

How dare you approach the Mighty Oz?
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That's fropped up.
I should have known you were a brother in slack. My bicycles have their parking reserved for X Day.
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What are you? Some sort of smarty pants intellectual?

How dare you approach the Mighty Oz?
Hee hee.... Thanks.

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What are you? Some sort of smarty pants intellectual?

How dare you approach the Mighty Oz?
The scary thing is they actually return emails to me.

What a concept.
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