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1995 De Rosa Primato -Campy Athena gruppo, red, near perfect original

Old 11-03-12, 09:04 PM
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I think the Primato is a little upset with you for comparing it to an International.

Like comparing your old triumph to a 2000s era red Ferrari... Both are very nice cars and fun to drive, but very different.
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Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars View Post
I think the Primato is a little upset with you for comparing it to an International.

Like comparing your old triumph to a 2000s era red Ferrari... Both are very nice cars and fun to drive, but very different.
Well put...and diplomatic.

That comparison...wow...
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Originally Posted by Peugeotlover View Post
Apparently, they could be had in the blue or the red. Have seen the blue in photos; you are right.

Completed some wiring repair to my Triumph TR-6, which has been neglected all summer while I painted the house. That was good, now it'll run nice.
Went for an hour ride on the Carlton Raleigh Int'l. The cold air bit my lungs (45 degrees F.)
Felt real good to ride.
Thought about how much the Raleigh frame resembles the Primato frame, both 56cm, nearly identical shapes. Do I need another nearly identical bike?
If I go to see the Primato, I will have to buy it. Still sitting on the fence. Thanks for your words, Gomango.

I've owned three TR6's, a TR4 and a Tr3a.

Let me suggest wiring repairs on Triumphs are never really complete until every centimeter of wiring and Lucas electrical component has been eradicated.

They are a blast when they are running, aren't they!

What year and color do you have?

My fav was my 1972.

British racing green.

I'll get some pics up when I visit my folks in Austin.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
I believe the one that you are going after is a forum member's bike, perhaps you can get a bf'er discount.
Isn't that one of Bob's?

Man, he has impeccable taste in bicycles......
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'72 sapphire blue

Really, the De Rosa rides that much differently from my International?
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Very nice TR6, but isn't that French Blue?

I've always wanted one, but never pulled the trigger. Too afraid of the Prince of Darkness!!!
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Originally Posted by Peugeotlover View Post
Really, the De Rosa rides that much differently from my International?
I can't comment on this comparison between the International and the Primato.

I don't know that I've ridden an International since we had a couple in our shop decades ago.

The Primato is one of the better handling road bikes ever made. IMHO

Just a great combo of builder's experience, geo and ELOS of course.

As for your your Triumph, it is drop dead gorgeous.

Love the Red Lines and it looks to be in vg+ condition.

Any issues with the irs to speak of?
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Very nice TR6, but isn't that French Blue?

I've always wanted one, but never pulled the trigger. Too afraid of the Prince of Darkness!!!
My 73 was sapphire blue. Quite similar to the op's 1972.

Do you have a pic of a French blue Triumph.

Like powder blue.

Thought it was lighter than sapphire.

Just rip out all of the Lucas at the first opportune moment.

Throw it all in a box so the "collector" that buys the car from you eventually will have the
pieces to "restore" it.
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Did you buy the freaking bike or not?
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My 73 was sapphire blue. Quite similar to the op's 1972.

Do you have a pic of a French blue Triumph.

Like powder blue.
There is a French Blue TR6 at this link:

https://www.brightonmotorsports.com/node/1320

I don't have my car photos with me, but I satisfied my sports car craving 16 years ago with one of these in Atlanta blue, among the first half dozen of these sold in Michigan. 1996 was the first model year. It sas less than 40,000 miles on it:

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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
There is a French Blue TR6 at this link:

https://www.brightonmotorsports.com/node/1320

I don't have my car photos with me, but I satisfied my sports car craving 16 years ago with one of these in Atlanta blue, among the first half dozen of these sold in Michigan. 1996 was the first model year. It sas less than 40,000 miles on it:

Very very nice. Like it.
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longbeachgary,
It is freezing here with the wind chill. Went out to mend the fence, attempting to adjust to the temp.
gomango is gradually teaching me why I need to have the bike., dangling the carrot.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post

The Primato is one of the better handling road bikes ever made. IMHO

Just a great combo of builder's experience, geo and ELOS of course.

Any issues with the irs to speak of?
irs is o.k. There is a slight clunk if the clutch is released quickly. That is probably a cracked front diff mount that needs to be welded. Car is in good condition, though not with overdrive, just a 4 speed.

Incidentally, thanks, this was an enjoyable link to check out:

https://www.vecchios.com/

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