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Old 07-28-08, 08:29 PM   #1
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My new 1984/5 de rosa pix

took me a while to get these pics up here. been busy riding!


http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...ma/derosa3.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...ma/derosa4.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...ma/derosa2.jpg

what do you think?

Thanks for looking!

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Old 07-28-08, 09:39 PM   #2
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Very nice , money well spent !
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Old 07-28-08, 10:23 PM   #3
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nice bike, looks like the top tube and/or stem is a little too long ?
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Old 07-28-08, 10:39 PM   #4
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ahhh, what a beaut! i'd say worth it...
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Old 07-29-08, 12:03 AM   #5
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Needs a white seat, aero levers, and silver rims, otherwise perfect!
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Old 07-29-08, 12:47 AM   #6
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i'm actually digging the non-aero levers...it takes a particular type of bike to pull it off well and IMO it looks good on this one. but totally agree on the white saddle...go Rolls
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I think it looks great. Very nice. I love the dark ano rims against a red frame. I have a similar scheme on my Cinelli. Saddle could be proper black Rolls, but whatever.
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Nice bike, your brake cables are routed oddly, though.
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Old 07-30-08, 09:25 AM   #10
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Right now it's set up the same way I bought it (changed the cable routing after the photos and comments). I do need to buy a shorter stem then the Cinelli 130mm it has and I'll begrudgingly replace the C Record seatpost with a Thomson straight post (don't worry, I'll keep the campy safe). The frame is 57cm x 57cm and since I'm 5'11" with long legs and a short torso I'll need to shorten the seat-to-bar distance as much as possible. I want to throw a white Selle San Marco Regal seat on there and get some new bars too, since I don't want to strip the original Almarc leather wrap from the old Cinelli Giro de Italia bars. Then, once I throw some white cables and hoods on, I think I'll have a damn good ride.

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Old 07-30-08, 07:50 PM   #11
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I have a Thompson that would be a fair swap for the C-Record, if it's 27.2 =P
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begrudgingly replace the C Record seatpost with a Thomson straight post
Aaaahhhh! WHY? That Aero seatpost is beautiful. Don't tell me ur doing the BLACK thing
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i'm actually digging the non-aero levers...it takes a particular type of bike to pull it off well and IMO it looks good on this one.
The Levers are fine, the cables are what's dangerous. Swing your arms the wrong way and ur braking unwillingly. My first bike was like that. Dangerous.
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Ol' Ugo and sons don't make no junk. Very nice!
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The Levers are fine, the cables are what's dangerous. Swing your arms the wrong way and ur braking unwillingly. My first bike was like that. Dangerous.
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I have never had an issue with nonaero brake cabling, even when I cut housings too long. However, aero handles would provide an appreciated 10% boost in brake force leverage.
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I have never had an issue with nonaero brake cabling, even when I cut housings too long. However, aero handles would provide an appreciated 10% boost in brake force leverage.
John E, if you look at the cabling in his pictures, I think you'll see the concern.
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Old 07-31-08, 09:19 AM   #17
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Don't worry, I'm getting a silver thomson. I really hate to change the post, but the aero is too laid back for my body type. I'll have to go with aero levers when I get the new stem and bars on there. Again, I've already re-routed the cables in the correct manner.

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Lucky you! I would love to have one of those.

In my not always humble opinion, 1980's Italian-style road bikes represent the absolute high point in the evolution of the bicycle, in both function and style. After that, there was nowhere else to go, and it had to degenerate into a never-ending smorgasbord of mass production-driven technological experimentation which may only end when someone invents either an anti-gravity device, or tele-transporter. But I'll keep riding my built in the latter 1990's 80's Italian-style road bike :-)
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I bought the same frame in 1985. Paid $750, mail-ordered thru Performance. How's the chrome and paint on yours?
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