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Old 03-05-10, 07:29 AM
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De Rosa San Remo asking too much

Hi all

I am a long time lurker to these forums and I am have been looking for late eighties to 90's Italian lugged frame in a 49-50 cm. It is becoming clear that bikes in that size are hard to come by, especially from a renown brand

I have found this 1995-1998 De Rosa San Remo and wondering about the value. It is in very good shape, probably mid nineties, and done with a complete durace 9 speed STI group.

Here it is:

The guy wants $1500 and won't budge. I am thinking this is too much even for a De Rosa. It has Columbus Brain OS tubing and it was De Rosa's entry level bike, although it appears to be a Primato with different tubing. It even has the web bottom bracket. But from I read of Brain it pales in comparison to the EL-OS and Geninus tubing.

I have ridden the bike around the block and it seems nice but it isn't setup for me bars too narrow, stem too short. It also is a centimeter bigger than I ride but the top tube and seat angles are similiar. Standover is tight but not dangerous.

Thanks for any help.

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