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The name of De Rosa

Old 05-16-12, 07:06 PM
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The name of De Rosa

Hello velophiles,
I would like to identify the model and vintage of this De Rosa. It measures about 54cm c-c at the seat tube (55.5cm c-t) and 54.5cm c-c at the top tube. The color is bronze with black panels and yellow lettering. There is a small sticker on the chainstay that says “Finish by Cycleworks” so it looks like the frame was repainted. No tubing sticker. The cable guides suggest mid- or late 1970’s. It was equipped with a Campagnolo Super Record group. There is a date code 8 on the crank arms, which I believe meant 1978, although of course that only means when the crank was made.
• There are two rows of numbers stamped on the bottom bracket: 62219 and 6268.
• Short Campy dropouts, right drilled for a portacatena.
• The derailleur cable guides are on the top of the bottom bracket and chainstay.
• Short-point lugs with no cutouts.
• Flat chromed fork crown with engraved hearts.
• V-shaped cutouts in fork tangs.
• 2 slotted cutouts on bottom bracket shell.
• Italian BB threads, 27.2 seatpost diameter.
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It looks a bit older to me too. De Rosa didn't really have models until later...one like yours is typically called a De Rosa Professional. You don't see too many with panels like that...very interesting bike.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
It looks a bit older to me too. De Rosa didn't really have models until later...one like yours is typically called a De Rosa Professional. You don't see too many with panels like that...very interesting bike.
Porta Catena holes in the dropouts say '78-79 to me. Definitely pressed lugs, so pre-1980. Too bad it doesn't have a couple of heart cutouts in the BB shell, like the slighhtly earlier bikes often do. But still, a pressed-lug De Rosa is a nice frame to own. The BB numbers are a bit of an anomoly.
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