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Definitely not a 70's De Rosa

Old 12-17-11, 02:30 PM
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Definitely not a 70's De Rosa

Hi friends, I was fortunate to acquire this bike today. The bike is very light, but I do not see any Columbus decal. I would sincerely appreciate everyones help in helping me identify it! Thanks for your time, comments, and recommendations as always!







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Old 12-17-11, 02:43 PM
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Flash, we need some pics of the details - for example, I bet if we see a better shot of the engraving in the fork crown...

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I'm not expert but I agree some more detailed pictures can help.

For example:

the seat stays closer by the seat tube
bottom bracket
drop outs
engraving on the fork crown

those 3 shots should help out a lot. When I had a mystery frame, pictures of those three area's helped the most.
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Old 12-17-11, 02:57 PM
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Thanks for the advice, let me know if these help, I'll take some more and post soon! I appreciate the feedback!







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Old 12-17-11, 02:59 PM
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It is a guaranteed Pozzuoli De Rosa. In other words not a De Rosa built in Cusano by Ugo De Rosa and family...
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Old 12-17-11, 03:05 PM
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I'm pretty sure there's two De Rosa bicycle companies based out of Italy. So you still have a real De Rosa just not the one you were hoping for. lol.
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Also the Da Roza family in Chicago.

"Over by dare". They make bikes that are "just like a Swinn" only better. They also have a thriving Sauseege business.

Dis one, dat one and de utter one.
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and "the other DeRosa" made down South near Napoli is from a family-run firm that's still building and has been in business since 1940 and now run by the third generation.
http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspo...r-de-rosa.html
somebody here has that Other DeRosa logo as his avatar and is looking for one of these...if you don't keep it he may be interested.
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not normally my cup of tea, but this one is awesome! more/better pics please!
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the paint is very cool, I thought at first it was 'onion bag' but this is even better
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Thanks to all for your feedback! I'll get better pictures tomorrow. I ride a 54-56cm, the bike is a 25" or 63.5cm, I would say for someone 6'1"-2" or taller. I'm not planning on keepig it. Thanks again!

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I saw an "other De Rosa" on a few occasions, and they seemed nice, if less refined than a Milanese. Certainly they're a conversion piece and unusual.
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Ew. It looks like it has "Schwinn Approved" hubs.
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Are u sure it's not a deRosa? It has the stickers
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