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Old 01-09-17, 07:03 PM
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De Rosa repaint

I'm not well versed in the value of De Rosa bicycles.

It's a mid-80's model, likely a Professional. Was repainted.







Owner claims it has full Campy Super Record.

What's the ballpark for this? How about as a part-out?

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Old 01-09-17, 07:27 PM
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Repaints are a challenge to price. Most buyers won't accept a repainted bike and will wait to find a low-mileage garage queen. It could be a great bike to own if the paint and decals are faithful to the original. Getting to know the reasons behind the repaint and who did the work will be critical.
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De Rosas are highly desirable, and by virtue, valuable. Repaints are not as collectible, and maybe 2/3s the value of the same frame with good original paint. But this one would still be a great rider! Replacement decals, if correct & groupset would place it around '84.

It seems the components are mainly Super Record, apart from the shifters, pedals, brake levers and possibly the calipers too (I can't tell from the photos).

As a part out, you could sell the super record as a partial group set for around $400-500, including the headset and BB (if SR too).

The frame is worth maybe the same again - see what others with more authority on De Rosas have to say...

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I doubt the bottom bracket is Super Record, but the headset, seatpost, rear mechanism, front dérailleur ( rare 4 hole cage version) are. Brake levers are of decent function but something else...
Graphics may be original and to me the unfortunate period for Ugo. Paint looks decent but lacking depth, kind of looks dreary, maybe Imron even. Imron metallics often look this way.
Price.... $750 if it fit and I was smitten with the ride.
Yes, a discount for A Ugo creation, but the paint, the size.
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@Barrettscv @tompetch @repechage Thanks for all that info!

On the fence about this one. The seller is asking $500 OBO for the bike, including a box full of tools, some pedals (possibly Campy SR), and an extra freewheel.

If I can part it out and keep the frame, it might be worth my time.

Paint (Imron) was done by a local shop that I wasn't aware offered paint services...and they may no longer offer them, since the repaint was done in the early 90's according to the owner.

Any other thoughts/input?
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I think there is a lot of value there at that price. That repaint does affect the value and doesn't look great IMO but if it fits you, that's one of those "ride for the rest of my life" bikes and you could get it redone. Since it's obo, I'd offer $400 and be happy with anything settled in between.

If it doesn't work out I don't think you'd have a problem reselling frame/fork for $400 to $500. The vintage bike market has been sluggish lately but De Rosa frames still sell for well north of $500 on eBay and Campy Super Record stuff still commands a premium. All the extra bits make this attractive. Not my size but if it was local to me I would get it for the parts.

If you do get it I'd be interested in trading you for those Look pedals!
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds View Post
@Barrettscv @tompetch @repechage Thanks for all that info!

On the fence about this one. The seller is asking $500 OBO for the bike,
Any other thoughts/input?

Run, dont walk- thats a nice bike and well worth $500---- my wallet would likely catch fire it would be out of my pants so fast (if it were the right size)

I wouldnt even haggle unless its to inquire whether he has any more parts laying around

I never see deals like this unless they are the wrong size, - or i'm broke
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Originally Posted by dmc707 View Post
run, dont walk- thats a nice bike and well worth $500---- my wallet would likely catch fire it would be out of my pants so fast (if it were the right size)

i wouldnt even haggle unless its to inquire whether he has any more parts laying around

i never see deals like this unless they are the wrong size, - or i'm broke
agreed!
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Old 01-10-17, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds View Post
@Barrettscv @tompetch @repechage Thanks for all that info!

On the fence about this one. The seller is asking $500 OBO for the bike, including a box full of tools, some pedals (possibly Campy SR), and an extra freewheel.

If I can part it out and keep the frame, it might be worth my time.

Paint (Imron) was done by a local shop that I wasn't aware offered paint services...and they may no longer offer them, since the repaint was done in the early 90's according to the owner.

Any other thoughts/input?
That's a reasonable deal. I'm in the process of doing a partial repaint of my De Rosa Super Prestige. Repainting a collectible bike is not an automatic disqualify issue if the buyer is aware of the repaint and the quality of the repaint is 100% professional and presentable.

Italian bikes actually were not painted with much care and repainting is needed on many of them.


I'd go for it.

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@Spaghetti Legs @DMC707 @Barrettscv Appreciate your replies!

I picked up the bike this morning...she's a beaut.

Included in the deal were two Regina freewheels, the SR pedals, and Huret Jubilee rear derailleur (which on its own is worth something), and some useful tools.

We settled halfway between $400 and $500.

The bike has a small ding in the non-drive side chainstay (which was painted over), and some slight spiderweb rust under the paint there as well. Will probably go for an OA dip when I can get around to it.

Some of the parts will be up on the For Sale section soon.

Thanks for the guidance, BF!
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Enjoy!

My De Rosa is being partially repainted now. I expect to see the finished results next week. De Rosa was possibly the most skilled builder of his time. However, the quality of the paint is not as durable as owners might want. Mine only needs a partial repaint, and it will be faithful to the original color and decals.

Nothing wrong with preserving a exotic bike with new paint when needed.


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Nice! A good deal indeed.
I'd be interested in the SR pedals and a regina freewheel if you decide to sell. Although shipping from Honolulu to Toronto probably isn't cheap...

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@Spaghetti Legs @DMC707 @Barrettscv Appreciate your replies!

I picked up the bike this morning...she's a beaut.

Included in the deal were two Regina freewheels, the SR pedals, and Huret Jubilee rear derailleur (which on its own is worth something), and some useful tools.

We settled halfway between $400 and $500.

The bike has a small ding in the non-drive side chainstay (which was painted over), and some slight spiderweb rust under the paint there as well. Will probably go for an OA dip when I can get around to it.

Some of the parts will be up on the For Sale section soon.

Thanks for the guidance, BF!
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Nice work!

People are getting some nice bikes around here lately.
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Enjoy!

My De Rosa is being partially repainted now. I expect to see the finished results next week. De Rosa was possibly the most skilled builder of his time. However, the quality of the paint is not as durable as owners might want. Mine only needs a partial repaint, and it will be faithful to the original color and decals.

Nothing wrong with preserving a exotic bike with new paint when needed.


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Nice! A good deal indeed.
I'd be interested in the SR pedals and a regina freewheel if you decide to sell. Although shipping from Honolulu to Toronto probably isn't cheap...
Well, USPS flat rate boxes work the same out here, so getting it close to the border is reasonable. Can cross that bridge when we get there, will keep you in mind for those bits.
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