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Old 07-03-12, 12:54 PM
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Look what I just picked up ......

1993 vintage with early (looks like '93 as well) 8-speed Record in very good condition from the original owner, maybe 1500 miles. Don't ask me how much!!!






And that means this one, which is just a little small for me, has to go!

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How much did you pay for the blue one and how much do you want for the red one? Oh, and what size is the red one?
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1993 vintage with early (looks like '93 as well) 8-speed Record in very good condition from the original owner, maybe 1500 miles. Don't ask me how much!!!






And that means this one, which is just a little small for me, has to go!

Gorgeous.

Is this the one from Arizona?
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How much did you pay for the blue one and how much do you want for the red one? Oh, and what size is the red one?
I said "Don't ask me how much!!!"

And this not being the for sale forum, I really don't want to discuss prices here. If you want to PM me that's fine. The size is seat tube 55 c-t or a little under 54 c-c and the top tube is 54 c-c.
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Gorgeous.

Is this the one from Arizona?
Very astute, sir!
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Originally Posted by cpsqlrwn View Post
Very astute, sir!
You got a whale of a bicycle.

I fell in love with it the first time I saw it.

I offered to buy it for my wife, but she wants to go in a little different direction on her next bicycle.

Plus she already has her Primato from a local team.

However, hers is not ELOS.

At least that was my argument to her.
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Well, it won't be as fast as the "red" one. But it is a better size and I'm not that much into speed anymore anyway!
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Beautiful! Congratulations. I'd love to try an ELOS frame, especially a Primato. Is that full 8-sp Record? Too bad the new De Rosa is missing the chromed head lugs and fork crown, but size trumps all.
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Gorgeous Bob - and I know better than to ask "how much"! Sometimes you have to pay to play, sad way of the world. How many of these do you have now?
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Beautiful! Congratulations. I'd love to try an ELOS frame, especially a Primato. Is that full 8-sp Record? Too bad the new De Rosa is missing the chromed head lugs and fork crown, but size trumps all.
8-speed record, I think 1993, definitely before 1995 as there are no group names and 8-speed came out in 1991.

Yes limited chrome, but less bling isn't always bad. Lets one fly under the radar, so to speak. I have another one in this same size that is pretty rough that I have decided to keep, at least for the time being, and over the winter I may have it reconditioned and if I do I will probably minimize the chrome on that one as well. Makes the reconditioning process quite a bit less expensive.
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Gorgeous Bob - and I know better than to ask "how much"! Sometimes you have to pay to play, sad way of the world. How many of these do you have now?
Actually I have 4 of these, but the red one is definitely going. I have a very rough teal one in the same size as the blue one I just got and I also have this champagne colored one in a 55 which is also a great fit for me. I don't have a picture with the handlebars taped, but the color is really kind of stunning, particularly with black bar tape. It does not have the classic flat crowned fork, but it does have a fully chromed, lugged, unicrown EL fork that has DeRosa dropouts. I got it from a racer in Canada who bought it from the DeRosa dealer in Germany.

Other than the ride quality, the thing that I really like about these bikes is the short top tube lengths. My 55 has a top tube of 54.5 and these 56's have a top tube of only 55. Makes for a very comfortable ride for me as I have very short arms and small hands. I am running 10 speed friction on the one below with Simplex shifters and a 12-28 IRD cassette which comes in handy in the mountains. I am going to put a 10 speed compact or triple with ergo shifters on the teal one shortly.

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I finally got some record 170mm cranks, so I suspect that will make both De Rosas a lot more enjoyable for me, especially the Primato. The Primato is about a 56.5 cm ST, ctc, which is pushing it for me, and the long cranks really affected the ride. 170mm should be a lot better. It has a 56cm ctc TT, which is just right with the 100mm stem. The Primatos are just fantastic bikes...I love that mine has the chromed head lugs and chromed flat fork crown.
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Very drool worthy sir! I think everyone has a Primato except me. I'm not even sure they made them in a 60cm. Some of you scurvy dogs have more then one. That's just being greedy right there. And no I'm not jealous, well maybe a little, ok maybe a lot.
Again very nice bike!

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very nice........
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
The Primato is about a 56.5 cm ST, ctc, which is pushing it for me, and the long cranks really affected the ride. 170mm should be a lot better. It has a 56cm ctc TT, which is just right with the 100mm stem. The Primatos are just fantastic bikes...I love that mine has the chromed head lugs and chromed flat fork crown.
Yours must be one size up from mine. 56 top tube wouldn't do it for me, too long.
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Originally Posted by cpsqlrwn View Post
Actually I have 4 of these, but the red one is definitely going. I have a very rough teal one in the same size as the blue one I just got and I also have this champagne colored one in a 55 which is also a great fit for me. I don't have a picture with the handlebars taped, but the color is really kind of stunning, particularly with black bar tape. It does not have the classic flat crowned fork, but it does have a fully chromed, lugged, unicrown EL fork that has DeRosa dropouts. I got it from a racer in Canada who bought it from the DeRosa dealer in Germany.

Other than the ride quality, the thing that I really like about these bikes is the short top tube lengths. My 55 has a top tube of 54.5 and these 56's have a top tube of only 55. Makes for a very comfortable ride for me as I have very short arms and small hands. I am running 10 speed friction on the one below with Simplex shifters and a 12-28 IRD cassette which comes in handy in the mountains. I am going to put a 10 speed compact or triple with ergo shifters on the teal one shortly.

Holy smokes, that has to be one of the prettiest De Rosas I've ever seen.

That paint color is a grand slam.

We have a stripped bare metal Corum at the shop.

I think we just found a winner of a color choice.

Also, I'll shoot you a pm regarding your reconditionable Primato.
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Too bad you didn't get a cooler bike that would get more attention and comments.

How would the ride compare to a UO-8? Those seem to be rated near the top.
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Sometimes you have to pay to play, sad way of the world.


Very inspiring and makes me feel less bad about my new frameset purchase
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Too bad you didn't get a cooler bike that would get more attention and comments.

How would the ride compare to a UO-8? Those seem to be rated near the top.
Maybe I should ask the boys to videotape me riding the U-08 off the dock at the cabin again!

I certainly received plenty of positive feedback from my family for that stunt!

I wonder if I would receive enough "views" here to make it worthwhile.
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Maybe I should ask the boys to videotape me riding the U-08 off the dock at the cabin again!
That has to be the best use of a UO8 I've ever heard. I bought one with my paperboy money and the next thing I knew I was riding a cruiser (I was way ahead of my time...)
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That has to be the best use of a UO8 I've ever heard. I bought one with my paperboy money and the next thing I knew I was riding a cruiser (I was way ahead of my time...)
Thanks!

We found one at the landfill near our cabin.

The first time I tried this stunt, I did get pretty good air.

My wife said I skipped a little like a stone when I hit the water.

Heck of a ride.

Heck of a bike.
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