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1978 Moser "De Rosa" pista.

A couple of weeks ago i found a couple of trackbikes which came from a old velodrome. Including was this Francesco Moser trackbike. It's a rare and superb De Rosa build frame. This frame is made out of Columbus SL and SP tubing. If you would wonder why the mix of Columbus Sl and SP tubing, For sizes smaller than 58, only SL tubing was used, but for the bigger frames, SL just isn't stiff enough, so they made a mix with the SP tubing, thus creating a 27.0 mm seat post diameter. I think this bike dates back to 1978-1979 and is in fantastic condition, with the original paintwork and decals. . Francesco Moser, one of the most winning riders ever, who chose De Rosa frames in his professional career, both with Benotto and F. Moser branded bikes, and when he started producing his own bikes. In fact, around 1977, De Rosa helped him to transform the small workshop of his brother Aldo into a high end frame manufacture and trained other frame builders. The early framsets can be identified by a heart shaped cutout on the bottom bracket shell and brake bridge. . Ugo De Rosa was born on the 27th of January 1934 in Milan, Italy. He attended primary school, middle school and a technical school where he followed a mechanical and engineering curriculum. He developed a passion for bicycle racing as a young boy, a passion which remains with him to this day. It first led him to take up the sport of racing in which he advanced through several ranks at the amateur level. But he also became very interested the science of the bicycle itself, and this proved to be the area where DeRosa would make his mark on the cycling world. His first job was in the work shop of an uncle where he repaired and assembled bicycles. In the early fifties Ugo De Rosa opened his first shop and dedicated himself to the manufacture of racing bicycles. He understood what it took to build a true racing bicycle and his reputation began to spread among the amateur racers in Milan. By 1958 the word of De Rosa's frames had reached the professional peleton. While attending a race at the Vigorelli velodrome in Milan. De Rosa was approached by a famous cyclist of the day, Raphael Geminiani. He asked; De Rosa to build him a bike for the upcoming Giro d'Italia. De Rosa responded immediately to Geminiani's request, for he knew that making this champion's bikes would certify his craftsmanship and launch him into the world of professional cycling. The sixties saw De Rosa bikes become a fixture in the professional peleton. The powerful Faema squad was the first team to ride De Rosas to the forefront with great champions like Soler and Suarez of Spain. Along with Belgian Rik van Looy they won a majority of the races they entered. Other De Rosa teams of the decade included Tbac (1964) and Max Majer (1967). . In 1969 De Rosa was approached by Gianni Motta, a great champion of that era who had admired the bicycles of the Max Majer team. Motta wanted to engage De Rosa as his frame builder and mechanic, De Rosa accepted and became the bicycle supplier to Motta's powerful Sanson team as well. It was also during this period that one of the greatest stars of cycling was rising - Eddy Merckx. DeRosa built some frames for Merckx around this time, but it was not until 1973 that their now famous relationship was formalized. That was when Eddy asked Ugo to become the official frame builder and mechanic for the Molteni team which he captained. The results were unprecedented as Merckx and his teammates won nearly all the major races including the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia, Milano-San Remo and the World Championship. This partnership remained in effect until Merckx's retirement in 1978. In 1981 Eddy again called upon his former frame builder to be a technical consultant when he first set up his own bicycle manufacturing facility. De Rosa's talents were, however, in great demand by the mid- seventies. In 1974 another great racer came to him in search of the frame that was the talk of the pro peleton. Francesco Moser wanted De Rosa bicycles for his Filotex team. De Rosa complied and the results were rewarding for both parties. The team was taken over by Sanson in 1976, and it added the powerful Belgian Roger DeVlaeminck to its roster while Moser went on to win the World Championship. . Courtesy of this info can be found on: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/De-Rosa/derosa_history.htm . . I found the frameset with the original Campagnolo pista bottom bracket and headset. Added further Campagnolo pista wheelset,crankset,pedals. A classic Cinelli pista cockpit to finish this gem. . 59cm center center 60,5cm center top 58,5cm top tube

Frame:
Columbus SL / SP

Fork/Headset:
Columbus SL / Campagnolo nuovo record pista

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo nuovo record pista bcd144 165mm / Campagnolo nuovo record pista

Pedals:
Campagnolo nuovo record pista

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
52-16 / C16T / C52T / DID

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli 67-39 pista / Cinelli 2A pista 110mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Turbo / Campagnolo nuovo record 27mm

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Nisi 24H / Campagnolo nuovo record pista 24H / Vittoria servizio corse

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Nisi 36H / Campagnolo nuovo record pista 36H / Vittoria servizio corse

More Info:
Not for sale.

Added by kobe. Last updated about 2 months ago.

2 Comments

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

Nice!

Posted about 2 months ago

kobe

kobe says:

+1.

Posted about 2 months ago