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My New to me De Rosa Primato

Old 05-03-11, 09:02 PM
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My New to me De Rosa Primato

HI all. I have already posted one pic of this bike but here are some detail pics. I have also finally got the setup tweaked to fit me perfectly. It meant losing the very pretty Italian flag tri colored Flite saddle. I used to be able to ride Flites but I guess my anatomy or riding position has changed.

I am still getting to know the bike but here is what I know so far. I like it!! What I notice is it feels very solid and along with the tires and wheels rolls smooth and fast. It is not my best climbing bike but I am not ready to say it doesn't climb well just because I am coming off three weekends of climbing hills and riding the tandem and I just don't recover from the hard rides like I used to. But it feels great on the fast downhills! Planted! I didn't want to get off the bike on Saturday and, due to work, I won't be able to get back on it until Thursday

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Campagnolo:
99 Athena 9 speed levers converted to 10 speed
Chorus front and Centaur rear derailleurs
Record Crank and Brakeset
Nucleon wheelset and quick releases.
Record titanium seatpost

Other stuff
TTT 10cm stem with TTT Prima 199 46 cm bars
Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio gel flow saddle
Torelli Torino 700x23 tire

I think it is a 95-97 model as that is when they made red ones. It came with 8-speed Record titanium (96-97) with '95 Shamal sew-up wheels. So who knows what the year exactly but it is very fine shape except for a few scrapes on the paint, some of which I added thanks to a rear quick release not tighten down sufficiently.











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Old 05-03-11, 09:25 PM
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Looks great! I'm a big fan of Nucleons (regardless of the PITA tire mounting and hidden nipples). Not a big fan of the saddle or ergo bars...but...these are very personal choices, of course. Would look classic with a white perf Regal or white Regal Ti and 3TTT ergo power dues or classic 64s!
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Old 05-03-11, 10:22 PM
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I am still investigating saddles but I got to able to ride it so.... I do have a white regal my friend rode before he switched it out. Just not sure how comfortable that would be and it weighs twice as much.

As for the ergo bars... I have been riding nothing but for 20 years at least. I never understood round bars. I like the flat place for my hands when I am flying down hill with two fingers covering both brakes. Old motorcycle habit. I also like the flat slightly slopping space on the tops in front of the hoods. The old round bars I have seen on old bikes always position the levers very low.

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That's really slick. Great build!
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