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Ugo De Rosa passed this morning.

Old 03-26-23, 03:50 PM
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Ugo De Rosa passed this morning.

The only Framebuilder Ernesto Colnago admits he admires.

Waiting for the campy 100 ani groupset.
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Another legacy comes to a close! May he rest in peace.

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May he rest in peace. One of the greatest craftsmen of his time.
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Riposa in pace, Maestro De Rosa. Continueremo a pedalare nella tua memoria.
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Old 03-27-23, 10:50 AM
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Requiescat In Pace, Ugo De Rosa.

De Rosa, Campagnolo, Merckx and Japan.

Akira Yokoo was the first importer of De Rosa in 1974.
Akira is the president of Cycles Yokoo, at Ueno, Tokyo.
Akira and Ugo was born in the same year, 1934.

The following pix are from Cycles Yokoo's HP : https://www.cycles-yokoo.co.jp/

Oct 29, 1976, Tullio Campagnolo visted Cycles Yokoo.

Left : Tullio Campagnolo
second from left : Akira Yokoo

1979 Milan Show
De Rosa, Yokoo, Merckx

1980 or so, Merckx visited Cycles Yokoo.

Mr. and Mrs. De Rosa and Yokoo, 2012

Akira Yokoo visited Campagnolo Family's grave in 2012.

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Ugo has passed, Tullio is no more, but it looks like @gugie's hanging in there...

cheers -mathias
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Originally Posted by steine13 View Post
Ugo has passed, Tullio is no more, but it looks like @gugie's hanging in there...

cheers -mathias
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Rest in peace.

Glad to have some examples from the brand. A 1979-80 shown below. De Rosa was one of my dream bikes when I started out. For me it was De Rosa, Masi, Colnago and Cinelli - in that order. It took many years before I got to own a De Rosa. An early 70ies (or at least pre microfusione lugs) De Rosa is one of the few bikes/frames that still are on my bike bucket list.

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That news was the first thing I saw when I woke up today... sad indeed. Rest in peace. I'll hopefully find one of his masterpieces in my size one day...
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The first Italian I ever road was a De Rosa Signature…and a De Rosa was what I coveted from that moment on. The first time I owned one of my own was wonderful. I’ve actually sold the ones I had, but will hopefully own a signature one day.

Colanago was a master of marketing. Ugo De Rosa was a master of frame building. Sad day, but he leaves a wonderful legacy.
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Boy how I wanted a bike with that Super Prestige Pernod ribbon on the top tube. I don't remember seeing one an any other bike although I know Moser had a model.
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His best steel, IMO:

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Those twin photographs are really neat! He retained that very same smile all those years!
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Sorry to hear.
Just reading about him in the new (last?) issue of Road Bike Action which hit my mailbox today.
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I ❤️ my De Rosa. Never heard or read a negative word about him or his work.
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I bought this DeRosa back in 1992 after wanting one for several years. To me, DeRosas were always a little understated for a racing bike…very conservative….balanced….always dead straight….and cleanly built. They also seemed to be in chronic short supply at the importer, more expensive than similar frames, and never ever sold at a discount. The bike did not disappoint. To this day, it remains the best *riding* bike that I have ever been on. Others are lighter, or quicker steering or whatever parameter have you…but this one strikes the perfect balance. At DeRosa that was not an accident, but an art form. In the modern cycling world every aspect of the bicycle seems to have a need to be measured, but Ugo DeRosa knew that measurements alone could not make a great bike…it took BALANCE…and that needs to be felt as well as understood.
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May he Rest In Peace.
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Glad I have one. Thanks Ugo! RIP
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This comes right after one of the luminaries in my own field, semiconductors, died last week: Gordon Moore, the surviving cofounder of Intel Corp., age 94.

I like the earlier comment about the conservative design and balanced feel of a De Rosa. That characteristic is what makes me a fan of many Italian marques.
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