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Old 08-04-10, 03:41 PM
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White SLX De Rosa

Well...here it is...I elected to sell it in the end since I just couldn't imagine breaking this up. It even had a campagnolo SR cassette!















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Well, if the stem is too long for whoever buys it, I would trade them a shorter pantographed De Rosa stem, or buy it outright.
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Aaron

You have now officially turned into "the Bike finder" on C&V.

......or at least until Joe shows up in another day or two with some crazy cool find.

Pretty spiffy bike you have there, young man.

None of my beez wax, but try to find a home where someone won't piece it out.

Please!

OFG is just talkin' about fine tuning stuff w/ a stem swap.
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Dear Lord I wish this were my size...or BBM's size.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Dear Lord I wish this were my size...or BBM's size.
It is my size, but I am trying to be a good boy!
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holy mother of bike god.
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Originally Posted by gomango
It is my size, but I am trying to be a good boy!
Yeah - but you're saving yourself for the "57"
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It's really nice, for a cast lug De Rosa. It has the coolio points where the reverse of the dropout blends into the chainstay - a signature De Rosa move (though not exclusive to De Rosa). In this instance, De Rosa has called out that feature by chroming that portion of the back of the dropout - nice touch!
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I had a long talk w/BBM the other night. He was crying about the size.

I'm working on a 56 Primato for him, got to keep the carrot out there. Primato's in EL-OS are pretty nice, for a cast lug De Rosa
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not that I could afford it anyway after dumping $1300 on my BTV but what size is it? it is very pretty
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
Yeah - but you're saving yourself for the "57"
I am afraid to answer your PM.

My self control on this De Rosa matter borders on zero.

Thank god we are going on a 54 mile ride tomorrow.

If I'm lucky, I'll forget my iPhone so I can't do anything rash.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
not that I could afford it anyway after dumping $1300 on my BTV but what size is it? it is very pretty
58...I put it on ebay when I didn't get instant jump action where it fit. It's essentially the same as my personal orange De Rosa, just less patina and white.

BG - that Marinoni is a perfect fit, and inexpensive!

Looks like I'm having a hot streak...I might be bringing in a panto Ciocc tomorrow.
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Could one of the resident De Rosa experts briefly outline the different models available in the 80s and the differences between them? What's the difference between a Professional and a Primato?
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Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy
I had a long talk w/BBM the other night. He was crying about the size.

I'm working on a 56 Primato for him, got to keep the carrot out there. Primato's in EL-OS are pretty nice, for a cast lug De Rosa
BBM deserves one...I wish I could have made it happen for him.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake

Looks like I'm having a hot streak...I might be bringing in a panto Ciocc tomorrow.
The one that was outed here? Saweeeet! You are definitely on a roll.
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Was it outed here? I called the guy a few days ago from a CL ad...he just got back.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Could one of the resident De Rosa experts briefly outline the different models available in the 80s and the differences between them? What's the difference between a Professional and a Primato?
Ask OFG.

A great source on the matter, among others I'm sure.

Here are two favorite links though, to the history of the brand:

https://italiancyclingjournal.blogspo...ry-part-i.html

https://italiancyclingjournal.blogspo...y-part-ii.html

There is a brief history that is broken into Parts 1 and 2.

A quick read, but helpful I think.

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Wow, that is nice. So it is a Primato?

My De Rosa looks identical but the dropouts on mine are Campy and the word "De Rosa" is written on each chainstay and there is the Merckx Champione decal on the toptube. I've been told mine is a Professional and is made from SL tubing.
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I thought this was a professional, but I'm also definitely unsure. It's nearly identical to my orange De Rosa...except my orange has De Rosa written on both stays.

Paging OFG...paging OFG...
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I'm lookin for this bike on ebay...is it gone already or am I just ebay search deficient?
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https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT

Only posting because it was requested...not as a sales technique.
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ah no wonder, I was putting SLX in the search terms.

If its poor form to request that link I apologize. Its in my watch list now so i'm good!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
I thought this was a professional, but I'm also definitely unsure. It's nearly identical to my orange De Rosa...except my orange has De Rosa written on both stays.

Paging OFG...paging OFG...
That's a Professional, as I'm sure you've found out. Most likely mid 80's. Same graphics (almost) as my 87 Fuchsia Professional. Off the top of my head, I think in 1986 they were still using that brake bridge and had gone to the newer BB reinforcement. Bulgier may have the catalogs.

I'm fairly sure you will do okay on the auction, but prices have been insanely low lately.

Here's one distinctive trait of a Primato. Though some may think it's not up to the quality of a forged lug De Rosa, I would beg to differ.



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Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy
That's a Professional, as I'm sure you've found out. Most likely mid 80's. Same graphics (almost) as my 87 Fuchsia Professional. Off the top of my head, I think in 1986 they were still using that brake bridge and had gone to the newer BB reinforcement. Bulgier may have the catalogs.

I'm fairly sure you will do okay on the auction, but prices have been insanely low lately.

Here's one distinctive trait of a Primato. Though some may think it's not up to the quality of a forged lug De Rosa, I would beg to differ.


Tell me about it! It's a good time to be a buyer, not so good as a seller. I haven't been getting the dollars I've been expecting or would have gotten last year.
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