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1987 De Rosa Professional. Finally!!!

Old 02-03-23, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by georges1
and with Dura Ace7400,top notch choice
Exactly! Why use Campagnolo when you can use the best?
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Wow, that's gorgeous! That red is incredible.
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DeRosas are the best riding bikes…There….I said it.
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Here's mine, with its 1st-generation Chorus group and sewups, of course. I kind of think a DeRosa of this vintage should be ridden with sewups. I date mine to '89 or '90, when the group was current. I got it cheap from a person who had set it up as a fixie and didn't really know that the bike she was riding was special. It came with enough Chorus on it to lead me to believe that this is what it had been setup with when new. Since this pic was taken, I replaced the Doppler shifters with Syncro, which was not really an 'upgrade' but the indexing works surprisingly well, considering its reputation.

I have a different take than some as to the ride of this bike. It is an exceptionally nice riding bike and one of the first that I pull out for a fun road ride, but then most bikes of this caliber and vintage are. It is not unusually responsive, 'twitchy,' or surprising, just very, very nice. I often ride it when joining an evening group, but would have no qualms in pulling it out for a century, either. Its biggest limitation for me is the single water bottle.

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