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Old 08-21-15, 01:16 PM
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DeRosa Neo Primato

Anyone have one? What can you tell me about it?
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Old 08-21-15, 01:17 PM
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Neo Primato that like New Monkey?

Mechanically Speaking its a frame that you can mount what ever components that float your Boat .

you have a parts kit that makes a stiffie?



Builder a Famous Italian Company, and Red? whats not to like?

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Old 08-21-15, 01:27 PM
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Really nice frame. It's a De Rosa, after all. Find on used for a good price, snatch it up. New, they are a bit pricey. There is one on Portland Craigslist that's been sitting for a while. 56cm, I think. A little small & im a little outta money....
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Old 08-21-15, 01:32 PM
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Rode a friend's years ago. Nice bike. Heavy and loose by today's oversized carbon tubeset standards, but if you want a classic steel ride, that's exactly what you'll get and as others have mentioned, it looks nice too. Not as nice as a Tommassini Tecno tube set, but nice.
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Old 08-21-15, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by puddinlegs View Post
Rode a friend's years ago. Nice bike. Heavy and loose by today's oversized carbon tubeset standards, but if you want a classic steel ride, that's exactly what you'll get and as others have mentioned, it looks nice too. Not as nice as a Tommassini Tecno tube set, but nice.
I was on Bikewrench.com and "built" one with Ultegra. It came to 17 lbs 6 oz, which I take to be a decent weight. This is a size 54 btw. And, yes, it is really pretty. Only reason I'm even looking is that my son is getting back into cycling and I'm thinking of giving him my Guru steel and might be looking for a bike as a 70th birthday present to myself next June. Not really interested in a 15 lbs bike but am interested in a bike that might be my last "keeper" but still has to ride nicely.
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Old 08-22-15, 12:00 AM
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An absolutely lovely bike to ride, and look at. Rode it twice this week, about 5 times now in total. Climbs awesome, which was my biggest fear that it wouldn't be stiff enough. Have been riding downhill cautiously with increasing speed each time out, 40mph yesterday, and the bike is rock solid. Built up the frame with Chorus 11spd and Campagnolo Zonda wheels.
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Old 08-22-15, 12:46 AM
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An absolutely lovely bike to ride, and look at. Rode it twice this week, about 5 times now in total. Climbs awesome, which was my biggest fear that it wouldn't be stiff enough. Have been riding downhill cautiously with increasing speed each time out, 40mph yesterday, and the bike is rock solid. Built up the frame with Chorus 11spd and Campagnolo Zonda wheels.
That sounds like an absolutely lovely bike! Well done!
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Old 08-22-15, 05:32 AM
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An absolutely lovely bike to ride, and look at. Rode it twice this week, about 5 times now in total. Climbs awesome, which was my biggest fear that it wouldn't be stiff enough. Have been riding downhill cautiously with increasing speed each time out, 40mph yesterday, and the bike is rock solid. Built up the frame with Chorus 11spd and Campagnolo Zonda wheels.

Really nice. Where did you get the frame? Do you know what it weighs?
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Really nice. Where did you get the frame? Do you know what it weighs?
It's a 2012 frame, purchased from a Paceline forum member. It was in absolute pristine condition. As shown in the photo it weighs 19.0 lbs..
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Very nice
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It's a 2012 frame, purchased from a Paceline forum member. It was in absolute pristine condition. As shown in the photo it weighs 19.0 lbs..
19 lbs ready to ride is exactly what my Guru Sidero (steel) weighs. My Guru is also nice to look at but not as nice as that DeRosa. It's a beauty.
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