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Road Test/Bike Review (1986) DE ROSA Professional

Old 08-10-22, 08:05 AM
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Road Test/Bike Review (1986) DE ROSA Professional

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Thanks for posting these articles. Its fun to learn about the bikes from the time they were current. Not just from a cloudy retrospective view.
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The sidebar to the main article was really cool. I'm glad the author got Ugo to open up and share some of his thought process about tweeking a frame's geometry for the intended use.

As always, many thanks for posting this and the bunches of others. These trips in the Way-Back Machine are a lot of fun. (And yes, that's a C&V Rocky & Bullwinkle reference for a C&V audience.)
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Thank you for posting this. I remember reading this review when it first came out. I was impressed with the author’s understanding and explanation as it pertained to the bike’s purpose / usefulness for long distance events.
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Old 08-30-22, 02:28 PM
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Are the seat posts for mid 80s DeRosa SLX bikes 27.0 as noted in this article, or 27.2? Or did it vary?

Thanks for any info.
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Are the seat posts for mid 80s DeRosa SLX bikes 27.0 as noted in this article, or 27.2? Or did it vary?

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I think the example in this article is mostly made of SPX, not SLX. My mid 80's SLX professional takes a 27.2 seat pin.
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Old 08-30-22, 04:18 PM
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Not sure why I sold mine... One of the best riding bikes I've ever owned. Might be time to find another one!
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Took my ‘86 out today. First time in a while and, per usual, it didn’t disappoint. Probably has all you want from a steel racing frame. Soaks up the small road buzz, but you feel the road and definitely stiff. When climbing and riding tempo, you fell like the bike is helping you rather than you forcing the bike over the pavement. Tommasini and Carrera are the only ones that compare to the De Rosa in my collection.


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