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Old 11-22-21, 08:29 PM
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BTW, here is Ray's '86 De Rosa:

1986 De Rosa
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Originally Posted by 75lechamp View Post
Gathering some components for the build....



I'm going on the assumption that early to mid 80s Super Record will go well with this bike....

Braze on shifters

Super Record with miraculously uncracked pulleys....

Super Record levers, with what I believe to be actual non-repro hoods, in good shape....

Super Record seat post, appropriate to the eighties....

Record crank with SR rings, dated 1983...

Cinelli 64 bars and 1/A stem...

The front caliper even has the little hole for the rubber stopper - I wonder if you can even find those anywhere? None of my other Campy brakes have this...!
the port for the rubber bumper indicates a short reach caliper- piccolo.
I looked for them in the McMaster catalog, one day I will put together a order and buy a bag of them. Those and O rings for the brake adjusters.
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@75lechamp - keep us up to date on your C Record aquisitions.

You may have seen this as I tend to post it whenever I can! 1988 De Rosa Profesional but with 10v Record parts. No RB internal cable routing.
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Old 11-23-21, 09:03 AM
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wow that is beautiful! Nice work!
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With the fragility of the graphics, almost unique to the brand top tube cable ports, and unusual termination of the chrome at the ends, My guess is respray with modifications at that time.
No matter, should be a decent bike.
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I was thinking the same, respray. The top tube decal location is a bit forward and the paint looks a bit off from what I would expect from the factory. It does look great and I wouldn't do more but ride it. All my bikes have blemishes we like to call Patina.
Oh and paint doesn't have an impact on the ride!
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A few C Record (or C Record era) acquisitions

Collecting a few more items for this build. I have little to no knowledge of the C Record era, but am trying to educate myself. What I am finding is very confusing, especially compared to the relatively simple Nuovo/Super Record era.... and some of this C Record stuff - in particular the rear derailleur and pedals - is crazy expensive, rare, and in some cases (rear derailleur) very fragile... so in some cases I am opting for "C Record Era" components (e.g. Chorus)



The afore mentioned crank, with 53/39 rings, post polishing....

I think this is a very cool piece, which is, I believe, actual C Record...

This is what I am planning for brakes. These are 2nd gen C Record levers, paired with Chorus monoplane brakes. To my knowledge, Chorus was the highest level monoplaner calipers. I think one way to distinguish them is both sides of the caliper are in the same plane (thus monoplaner) rather than one in front of the other. The slotting is very unique

I think one way to distinguish them is both sides of the caliper are in the same plane (thus monoplaner) rather than one in front of the other. The slotting is very unique

Monoplaner ...

The front is a legit C Record braze on, while the rear is a Chorus that was unique in that the parallelogram swivels from A position to B position, and the B is more like a Suntour configuration

The legit C Record front derailleur has a unique finger joint on the arm...
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Old 12-07-21, 02:58 PM
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No respray for this one. The paint is original, and the decals are as placed by the factory. I will, however, replace the decals, since they are mostly missing. Like you, I enjoy patina on a bike!
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Old 01-16-22, 07:08 PM
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Finished!

Mission accomplished on the De Rosa....

Ended up mostly C-Record and "C-Record Era" components (e.g. Chorus)


These are pretty cool brakes, anxious to see how they compare to traditional NR...

Concor Light saddle w titanium rails, on an aero C-Record post

C Record crank, Chorus pedals...
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Old 01-19-22, 02:11 PM
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Wow! Nice work. That came together beautifully.
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Damn Andy, incredible polish job. I have two bikes with C Record, I have some work to do. I think you will like the monoplane brakes, they stop great.

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