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Old 07-26-11, 12:41 PM
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Old 07-26-11, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by cpsqlrwn View Post
I saw a high end Bianchi listed recently on eBay that was EL tubing but did not look oversize in the listing pictures. I asked the seller to mic the tubes and it was standard size tubing.

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Yes I have a Bianchi with El tubing that is not oversized. I think bianch only made it in '93 before going oversized.

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Old 07-26-11, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmm18 View Post
Yes I have a Bianchi with El tubing that is not oversized. I think bianch only made it in '93 before going oversized.

That's just like the one that was on eBay.

Nice stable of bikes you have - a Pegoretti, Bridgestone RB-1, and a Primato!
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Old 07-26-11, 03:35 PM
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Thanks cpsqlrwn! I got it off Craigslist last fall. Going through my second mid-life crisis (first one was motorcycles) and started collecting the bikes I wanted in the early years of my riding. The RB-1 was my second road bike, bought in new in 1990. It's been retired and then rebuilt more times than I can count. You didn't mentioned the Masi but it always puts a big smile on my face whenever I ride it. A very surprising bike.
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Old 07-27-11, 03:13 PM
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If this were a 58/59 it would be mine. Of course, I would never confess it to you guys!

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http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/2516577749.html

DeRosa Primato '93 - $750 (Hawthorne)

Date: 2011-07-27, 4:57PM EDT
Reply to: sale-asxrc-2516577749@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Beautiful, well cared for since new. Not ridden much last ten years.
56cm, long stem. Full DuraAce, Time pedals, Mavic rims, Rolls saddle, needs only tires.

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Old 07-27-11, 03:18 PM
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^^^ Quick somebody buy it!!!
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Old 07-27-11, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars View Post
^^^ Quick somebody buy it!!!
before it has neon green deep v`s laced to hubs with cuboid bearings and a cnc`ed piece of horse**** that resembles a track crank
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Old 07-27-11, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
If this were a 58/59 it would be mine. Of course, I would never confess it to you guys!

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http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/2516577749.html

DeRosa Primato '93 - $750 (Hawthorne)

Date: 2011-07-27, 4:57PM EDT
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Beautiful, well cared for since new. Not ridden much last ten years.
56cm, long stem. Full DuraAce, Time pedals, Mavic rims, Rolls saddle, needs only tires.

That looks sharp!

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Old 07-27-11, 05:51 PM
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I thought I had rounded out my stable -- then this! There are a few bikes that I'd jump at owning - and a De Rosa is on that list.

I did briefly own a nice red Casati that I sold to a coworker. It's a sharp bike.
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Old 07-27-11, 06:20 PM
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That is an incredible price. WOW.

I am sure it's gone now.
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Old 07-27-11, 08:31 PM
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FYI - seller pulled the ad. He claims he made a price mistake in listing

He wants 1250 now, which is likely still fair depending on gruppo. If someone is interested, I have his #.
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Old 07-27-11, 08:54 PM
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Is that one the same size as yours?

For some reason they look bigger than I'd expect 56cm to look.

Is yours 56cm CTT or CTC? What's the top tube CTC?
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As stated before, mine is 56 ctc square. Fits nicely. I can't quite reach this one with a tape measure.
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Old 07-27-11, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I can't quite reach this one with a tape measure.
Where's rat fink when you need him?
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Old 07-27-11, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
Is that one the same size as yours?

For some reason they look bigger than I'd expect 56cm to look.

Is yours 56cm CTT or CTC? What's the top tube CTC?
I have the same question-- is there is a reason why these 56cm Primatos look more like 58cm bikes to me? Besides my imagination?
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Originally Posted by Ecrevisse View Post
Here -

+1

It's a feeding frenzy!
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Originally Posted by sjpitts View Post
I have the same question-- is there is a reason why these 56cm Primatos look more like 58cm bikes to me? Besides my imagination?
Probably just a little of Ugo's magic!
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This is the only forum that I frequent, so my question is do these bikes generate the same furor and desire on other forums? How does this forum rate on the DPPS (DeRosa Primato Passion Scale) when compared to other forums?
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Pretty much the same all over, Serrota, RBR.
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So Aaron... did you try swapping the wheels to see if it is the bike or the tires?
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I haven't yet, and also think I need to make some other adjustments as well. The crank length definitely seems funky (I typically use 170). I'm not sure if that's something I'd get used to, but I definitely feel a larger pedal arc. I also think the stem should probably be dialed in a bit...maybe about 1cm.

I think instead of running this bike with clinchers, I might try running the Marnati with tubulars.

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Old 09-02-11, 08:48 AM
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The 175 mm crank arms are great for climbing. 170's are good for spinning. My preference is 172.5 but they are uncommon. Tubulars are the way to go. They beat out clinchers all the time. Always prestrech tubulars, on an old rim if possible. It makes them easier to put on.

My favorite tubular isthe Clement Paris Roubaix. It's a fat, read medium, width tire that gives a great ride. Clement seta's are better. Both are obscenely expensive. I may have mentioned that before.

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I'm really liking the GP4000's. I'm planning on building a tubular set for the Marnati...maybe I'll try those Clements.
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