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Just Another Red De Rosa Primato

Old 07-23-11, 10:57 AM
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Just Another Red De Rosa Primato

If you are a Philistine Taiwanese commuter fan, you might want to look away, as this will have the same effect on you as the Ark in an Indiana Jones Movie

It has a few scratches, but it looks amazing in person; the photos aren't really doing the vibrant red justice. I might go to a tubular with a gum wall side, but I had these around...so it made sense to use them. Replaced the stem with something more appropriate and might have to replace the 175 cranks as well - we'll see. The cassette might also have to change as this seems geared for Contador.

Please note the cats are very much alive, so I did not swing them at my bike.

















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That would look great on the roads around here ...
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Originally Posted by Picchio Special
That would look great on the roads around here ...
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What size is that? It seems bigger than your other bikes.
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56, same as my Marnati. I've been skewing larger since riding it. He was right - I'm more comfy on a bigger bike. I changed stem and saddle positions on my normal 54 and 55s and got rid of my 53s.

My Miyata is still small @ 52 and it might be a victim soon.
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Originally Posted by tugrul
+1

What size is that? It seems bigger than your other bikes.
Yeah - I think that's my size. (Though my earlier comment was more about bringing it over for a ride ... )

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Very nice. Now you need one for each cat!
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Listen rookie, every bike snob knows that when you buy matching bottles, you line up the logos so you can see them. Drive side crank arm should be aligned with the down tube, and valve stems at 6 o'clock. Never mind about the tape matching the saddle.

Geesh.

PS-- Stick with the black tires. I tried gumwalls on my red Primato, didn't look right. GP4000's are pretty darn nice tubies, can't go wrong.

PPS--I have a 13-26 Record 8 speed cassette BNIB, just give me your address.

PPPS--I doubt you'll be able to tell the difference between 175 and 172.5, or even 170 cranks. If you don't like them, I have some 170 Athena 8 speed, but they require a wider BB. You can use 10 speed cranks, you would just need a spacer kit available at Branford. 10 speed cranks may be easier to find.

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Oh man. That thing is rolling sex.
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Sigh.

You are going to be insufferable now, aren't you. I suppose you have a DeRosa hat that you are never going to remove?
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Originally Posted by CV-6
Sigh.

You are going to be insufferable now, aren't you. I suppose you have a DeRosa hat that you are never going to remove?
LOL - I have two - a Campagnolo and a Columbus. Maybe I should get a De Rosa
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Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy
Listen rookie, every bike snob knows that when you buy matching bottles, you line up the logos so you can see them. Drive side crank arm should be aligned with the down tube, and valve stems at 6 o'clock. Never mind about the tape matching the saddle.

Geesh.

PS-- Stick with the black tires. I tried gumwalls on my red Primato, didn't look right. GP4000's are pretty darn nice tubies, can't go wrong.

PPS--I have a 13-26 Record 8 speed cassette BNIB, just give me your address.

PPPS--I doubt you'll be able to tell the difference between 175 and 172.5, or even 170 cranks. If you don't like them, I have some 170 Athena 8 speed, but they require a wider BB. You can use 10 speed cranks, you would just need a spacer kit available at Branford. 10 speed cranks may be easier to find.

PPPPS--Your bike doesn't suck
Yeah 0 I thought I had, I missed that side. You're assuming it's keeping this saddle and I don't have a white Brooks pro just waiting!
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That's the ticket!

I'm happy for you, as I know how much you wanted that pretty bike.

I haven't chatted with you in a few days, but I was only going to give you one recommendation about the bike.

Get her out on some nice winding country roads and really take her up to speed.

Don't turn around for home until you've had a real chance to put her though her paces.

That's how you'll really start bonding with that keepsake.

Enjoy her my friend.

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Part it out.

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Really? Dropping t the bottom of the page already?

You shoulda got a Schwinn.
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Oh man. That thing is rolling sex.
*Pfffbbbt!*
Mama just spit out her Crystal Light.
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Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy
Really? Dropping t the bottom of the page already?

You shoulda got a Schwinn.

Or mentioned grant, helmets or vc.

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Or mentioned grant, helmets or vc.
Oh, look, I did it again!
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ps- I hope it was clear that I found the architect amusing, not wrong.

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Oh come on, it took 20 posts to get to...

FORK'S BENT!



Purty, very purty....jeepers.
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Oh come on, it took 20 posts to get to...

FORK'S BENT!



Purty, very purty....jeepers.
LOL - someone had to do it! De Rosas are schweeeeeeet and I dare say Primatos are uniquely interesting.
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Yeah, just another one. I'm really bored with all De Rosas here.



(insert JEALOUS!!!! emoticon here)

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KonAaron Snake....

I hate you.


I LOVE your bikes.
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KonAaron Snake....

I hate you.


I LOVE your bikes.


Thanks, I think!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
.........I might go to a tubular with a gum wall side, but I had these around...so it made sense to use them. Please note the cats are very much alive, so I did not swing them at my bike.
Are you sure? Those two kittens look a little...errrr...... stiff. Lovely plumage, though.

The GP 4000's are seriously good clinchers. Here's my latest thinking about tubulars..... Do It. I have the Vittoria Corsa clinchers on all my bikes, love love love them. Fantastic clincher, the best I've ridden so far. But............ I got my hands on a NOS set of Campagnolo Victory Strada tubular rims laced to Record hubs, so I figured what the heck. I glued up a set of the same tire - Vittoria Corsa - except the tubular version. Wow. Just wow. I've got about 100 miles on them so far. They are just fantasic, that is really what I think....

Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy
Listen rookie, every bike snob knows that when you buy matching bottles, you line up the logos so you can see them. Drive side crank arm should be aligned with the down tube, and valve stems at 6 o'clock. Never mind about the tape matching the saddle.
Ooooooohhhhhhhh........ so close. I hate that I'm in the position to have to correct the master, but the PROPER placement of the valve stems is behind the seat stay for the rear and behind the fork blade for the front. EVERYONE knows that..... or, at least now everyone knows it.

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PS-- Stick with the black tires. I tried gumwalls on my red Primato, didn't look right.
Exactly right. Do not put gum walls on this bike - it will not look right.

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.......I doubt you'll be able to tell the difference between 175 and 172.5, or even 170 cranks.
I agree - I would be very surprised if you could tell.

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Yeah - the chrome lugs and flat fork crown mitigates the fact that it's red. Nice Bike.
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