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1979 De Rosa super prestige pista #2.

In the last 3 years i have been a couple of times to Ukraine, and got in contact with a couple of people and this De Rosa came out of that. After talking for a couple of months the deal was made. Allot of patina on this one. . . As a master craftsman, Ugo De Rosa and the DeRosa team (including sons Cristiano, Doriano and Danilo) hand-craft each DeRosa cycle that is made in their Milan factory. . After developing a passion for bicycle racing as a young boy, Ugo De Rosa (born 1934) opened his first business manufacturing racing bicycles in the early 50's. The quality of his work quickly developed a following amongst amateur racers and in 1958 Ugo De Rosa was asked to build a bike for Raphael Geminiani for the next Giro d'Italia. . During the 60's and 70's De Rosa cemented his reputation with the cycling elite by supplying cycles to the professional Faema, Tbac, Max Majer, Filotex and Sanson teams. During the 70's Uge De Rosa also accepted the role of official frame builder and mechanic for the Molteni team which was captained by Eddy Merckx. During this period, the Molteni team won nearly every major race, including the Giro d'Italia, Milano-san Remo, the World Championship and the Tour de France. . De Rosa's expertise was further acknowledged when Eddy Merckx established his own cycle brand - engaging Ugo De Rosa as a technical consultant. Info: https://www.forzabikes.co.nz/DeRosahistory. . . Im not sure what tubing is used and the reason for that is because on the steerertube there is Reynolds 531 double butted stamped. Eddy Merckx won his first Tour de France in 1969 on a De Rosa built, Reynolds 531, bike. I think Ugo De rosa built a number of reynolds 531 tubed bikes for Eddy Merckx in the early '70's and they were branded "EDDY MERCKX" . My guess (only a guess) is that the early De Rosa's were probably built with Reynolds tubing but later changed to Columbus tubing. I would guess that this may have been before the 1980's. . . 58 center center 59 center top 58 top tube

Frame:
Reynolds 531

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds 531

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo nr pista / Campagnolo nr pista

Pedals:
Campagnolo nr pista / Ale toeclips / Alfreda Binda straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
51-15 / Campagnolo 15T / Campagnolo 51T / Wippermann

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli 67 old crest / Cinelli 2a Milano oval logo

Saddle/Seatpost:
Cinelli unicator / Campagnolo nr 27.2mm DeRosa pantograph.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic CX18 / Campagnolo nr pista / Wolber

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic CX18 / Campagnolo nr pista / Wolber

More Info:
Finished . Allot of patina on this frame :)

Bike History

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  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2.

Current Stage Info:

Finished

Added by kobe. Last updated about 1 year ago.

4 Comments

kobe

kobe says:

nice detail :)

Posted about 1 year ago

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

a thorn in the heart

Posted about 1 year ago

Tsurf

Tsurf says:

Nice! I'm in search of a Derosa steel frame track frame in 54 ....let me know if you ever come across one! Thx !

Posted over 1 year ago

kobe

kobe says:

Thank you, sorry for the late reply.
Sure if i do i will... ;)

Posted about 1 year ago