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Old 05-15-12, 02:23 PM
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De Rosa 86

1986 De Rosa with 82/83 Campy Record Groupo. Rims Matrix. C. Cinelli stem and handle bars. Including second set of rims tubeless Matrix. One owner and great condition. Saw it with my own eyes. Dealer wants $1200 and it just ended on ebay at $1201 without reaching reserve (around $1400). Almost impulse purchased it, but I walked away to think and research a little longer. I passed on a NOS 82 Colnago 6-8 months ago from the sell dealer and I'm kinda kicking myself.

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Old 05-15-12, 02:52 PM
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He has it listed on your CL too and it was listed twice on eBay in the last month under a different seller i.d. but it didn't get any bids as it was a zero feedback seller.

I think he would take $1200 cash in person and I am inclined to believe it is worth it as the bike looks to be hardly ridden and it comes with an extra wheelset. I actually thought about making the drive to see it but I have two De Rosas already----and, for what it's worth, I wouldn't sell either for $1200
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I don't know too much about the value of these, however, my 10 cents would be to consider if you really like the componentry. Looking at the pic I can say that I wouldn't really like the feel of this bike due to the stem length being quite long, and the high gearing (corncob freewheel). Make sure you like everthing, since changing out the components on this bike could add cost to the whole thing very quickly. Also, while tubular wheels are super nice for riding they can be more than some people want to deal with as far as changing tires, and those tires look quite old. All that being said, from what I've heard and read these bikes are high quality rides in terms of both performance and craftsmanship. Good luck!
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Pulled the trigger. I am now the proud owner of this De Rosa.

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Old 05-16-12, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SoulProvidah View Post
Pulled the trigger. I am now the proud owner of this De Rosa.

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You made a great decision.
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The decals aren't the same as the other 86's I've seen (mine included), but that hardly matters.

Looks great. Dollars to donuts it rides great.

At least compared to couple years ago when I bought mine, the price is reasonable - maybe in the upper half of the appropriate range, but well worth what the seller was asking. Put me in the camp that thinks you done good. Enjoy.
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That was HANDS DOWN the right move, and 1200 isn't bad at all. My orange De Rosa - in much worse condition, sold for 1300 on the bay.
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