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De Rosa Titanium, Beograd

Dual Speed! Record Titanium rear mech is there only as chain tensioner, therefore only one (left) Campagnolo Record Titanium ergo shifter is installed. Rear brake caliper hangs there solely for visual balance. No real braking there. Regardless of that annoying-to-many setup it's a very nice & functional ride and I've been using it regularly. Very happy & proud of it. I'm stiil lookin' for newer, more rest-of-the-group-correct headset, but not in rush for that cause C-Record just looks the part! ... & would like to get Chromed railed Brooks switched with Titanium one. Same model, same color.

Frame:
De Rosa Titanium EOS / 58cm / 1999.

Fork/Headset:
De Rosa (CrMo, not Titanium), Campagnolo C-Record

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Record 10sp / Campagnolo Record

Pedals:
Campagnolo Pedals & Toe Clips

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Campagnolo Record 10sp / Record rear Cog 16t / Chainrings (53-39t) / Campagnolo Chorus 10sp chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Record Titanium

Handlebars/Stem:
3ttt Competizione Merckx / 3ttt 2002 Evol (De Rosa Pantographed)

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B15 Swallow / Campagnolo Record Titanium (very rare, very happy)

Brakes:
Campagnolo Record

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Radially Laced / BLB Notorious 90 with Campagnolo Record Hub / Vittoria Slick 23mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
'Radial' non drive side, '3x' drive side / H Plus Son 42 with Campagnolo Record Hub / Vittoria Slick 23mm

Accessories:
Brooks Brown Leather Bar Tape, Toe Straps and Trouser Strap... Some of the details are not visible here, like pantographed frame, seat tube (Ugo's Signature), Campy Cables all around etc.

Added by bunolagus. Last updated over 9 years ago.

46 Comments

Pedalboy75

Pedalboy75 says:

Sweet!!!

Posted over 3 years ago

JOZZIEPYRO

JOZZIEPYRO says:

pretty nice build just needs gumwalls to complete that timeless set up :) hope the bike is fun

Posted over 5 years ago

mitchberaivel

mitchberaivel says:

"Stunningly gorgeous!" That's the only way to describe this bike. Hope you'll fix the RD and rear brake issues or simply just keep it this way. Well done! Added your bike to favorite..

Posted over 9 years ago

StevenPreusser

StevenPreusser says:

I love the way this looks.. But I too don't understand the thought process behind it. Is there a certain reason? But really this bike looks gorgeous.

Posted over 9 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Thanks, glad you like it. I've just sent you a message regarding thought procces behind it! ;)

Posted over 9 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Come on man, just make it a normal fucking road bike. I mean, this is plain stupid. I don't even understand how this set up works. Either saw off the cable guides and make it a fixie, or build it up right. I don't understand how this is any fun to ride. Sorry. It's embarrassing. Do you seriously just have the derailleurs and rear brake caliper on there for looks?! Vintage roadies really are the new fixies...

Posted over 9 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Alright. First thing in the morning...

Posted over 9 years ago

DomeShot503

DomeShot503 says:

are you serious? either say something nice or dont say anything at all you prick. who cares what your opinion is, obviously this guy love the way his bike looks and rides. Neka ti pusi kurac brate ovaj peder.

Posted over 9 years ago

iscratchmymind

iscratchmymind says:

I think posting an adverse opinion of a bike is fine, as long as you can provide specific points and logical justifications. This world needs more critique. Personally, I think telling someone you don't like the bike shows a level of respect, because they care either about you or the bike (probably the bike because this is the internets). There are plenty of bikes on PR that I think are built up completely ass-backwards, but most of them I just don't care about.

Posted over 9 years ago

iscratchmymind

iscratchmymind says:

As for this bike, it's pretty, the photos are incredible, but I do really hope to see it properly built up some time. That chain-tensioning RD you have going on seems incredibly sketchy. Also it'd be a shame to destroy those Campy pedals due to pedal strike resulting from the road geometry ;)

Posted over 9 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

I couldn't agree more with iscratchmymind, but the 'problem' here seems to be the WAY quixoticle spreads his critique, trying to say something that almost everyone else have said before... in a much nicer way!

He took it quite personally there, almost like I took HIS bike while he was asleep & made it this way just to make him feel bad, once he's awake!

Anyway thanks for your comments! :) I appreciate your thoughts and hopefully someday, with enough money to spend I'll get myself a proper Campy Record 9sp Titanium Groupset from the late 90's (mint will also do, I hope I won't go nuts with those NOS/NIB wild price acronyms :) to build it up "properly" - if you mean how-factory-ment-it-to-be by that!

Posted over 9 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

... and just to add, I think DomeShot503 has quite a point there with "loving & riding your bike" also, however ass-backwards that bike (and not just the bike) might seem to someone else!

Posted over 9 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Ok brodawgs, I'm really tired of being dragged through the mud so you can defend this bike. If it where built as a conversion, that would be fine, I would just keep moving. What made me react in the way I did is seeing that this bike is built literally for looks, that is, the verisimilitude of being a classy road bike. But the fact that the rear brake isn't even functional, the derailleur is working as a chain tensioner, etc, etc, it's just too much. Who can afford to build and "ride" such a dangerous and ridiculous set-up with such expensive and rare parts?? I couldn't, that's for sure. I take immense pride and care with my bikes, save up painstakingly to afford everything I have - seeing this bike and the shallow, exhibitionist nature of the build just really offended me. I didn't know if it was just a stupid kid who'd gotten ahold of a really expensive bike and butchered it, or if it was the ill-judged undertaking of an overeager connoisseur - so I'm not going to apologize for anything other than the f-bomb.

Posted over 9 years ago

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Oh, and I say plenty of nice things (whether constructive or merely appreciative) about many, many people's bikes. So, sorry croat fixie bro.

Posted over 9 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Are you serious? We go nationalistic over this now?! You're funny man, I give you that. But you should rest more, you seem like a really tired guy!

Sorry about my english, I'm not sure if I got it all right, but I'm pretty sure I'm not a kid anymore (unfortunately), so I guess I'll have to opt for the other option you gave me! Whatever...

P.S. If I can do anything else for you just let me know, glad to help!

Posted over 9 years ago

NjGHTjME

NjGHTjME says:

HAHAAHA

Domeshot: "either say something nice or dont say anything at all you prick" <-- Successfully becomes a hypocrite before even finishing his sentence.

Posted over 9 years ago

Zeb_pepperoni

Zeb_pepperoni says:

shallow rims and a rear gearset

Posted almost 10 years ago

Ewwyou

Ewwyou says:

i second this motion!

Posted almost 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

I know, I know... I get that a lot but boxed rims are already on some other bikes I have! As I mentioned before, this one was imagined a bit away from conventional set-up. I thought to give it a try, went for it & it turned out to be happy end for me! :)

Posted over 9 years ago

marito1507

marito1507 says:

WOW!! beautiful bro!

Posted about 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Thank you! ;)

Posted over 9 years ago

AdiZena

AdiZena says:

beautiful bike man! love it!

Posted about 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Thank you! :)

Posted about 10 years ago

Aveiro

Aveiro says:

just WOW man! awesome!

Posted over 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Thanks!

Your carbon Cobra photos rocks too! Wish I had the background like that for this bike! ... with all those tubes and bars behind. Fantastic!

Posted over 10 years ago

strange

strange says:

your bike is wonderful..perhaps i would prefer the cinelli grammo but 3ttt is nice too! i am sure a LOT OF MONEY went into this bike..:-)

Posted over 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

You bet it did! ... and counting! :) Tnx, Glad you like the bike!

Man, you have some steel yourself! Wow, amazing collection! :)

Can't wait to get all my stuff uploaded! Interesting bunch of iron there as well, you'll see! :) ... and totally agree with your 'stop collecting bikes' theory! Feel it 100%, but still can't help it! :)

Posted over 10 years ago

strange

strange says:

i am curious. let me know! :-)

Posted over 10 years ago

yurinocc

yurinocc says:

DOPE! LOVE THAT TITANIUM FRAME! really really love it. goodjob bro

Posted over 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

:) Raw Titanium! Traditional geometry! Worship it! :D

Thanks

Posted over 10 years ago

salazar

salazar says:

is it me or did you laced your rear wheelset differently each side? thats sick dude. Amazing bike you have :) I think it would be more cool if you put on shamals to your bike hahaha, just my opinion. :D awesome bike

Posted over 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Yep! Radially spoked non drive side, 3x drive side! :) If you think of old Shamals, those are the most beautiful wheels ever, if you ask me... but too shiny for this frame. Have them on the other bike, though. Brighter one... Will upload that one too, asap.

Posted over 10 years ago

stalag13

stalag13 says:

Bike is beautiful, but set-up is kinda jackass. Why do it like this? Only having one brake while running a freewheel is just bad idea all around. And keeping the front geared while disabling the rear, I just don't get this.

Posted over 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Have many bikes, luckily! :) ... and just like this one to be different. I could go on and start explaining myself but it would lead us nowhere. Variety of factors got me here, believe me. Thanks for the thoughts nonetheless... Btw, just checked your Kilo TT now, those photos are amazing man, inspirational!

Posted over 10 years ago

justskidding

justskidding says:

Yeah. I mean, it's still a REALLY nice build! Props.

Posted over 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Glad you like it! :)

Posted over 10 years ago

harunBC

harunBC says:

a real master piece bro!!!

Posted over 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Tnx man! ;)

Posted over 10 years ago

Rpreme

Rpreme says:

Beautiful!! This bike will last forever!! The carbon wheel adds a modern taste to it. But I agree, I would rather see this with some box selection Campagnolo Omega's or something. Non the less. Beautiful!

Posted over 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Thank you! :)

Posted over 10 years ago

ohhnooo

ohhnooo says:

pretty eclectic build but I like it!

gorgeous photos too.

Posted over 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Thanks! Yea, photos are great, not that I have something to do with that! :) I was almost talked into doing it this way... This is the guy responsible - http://mirkonahmijas.com
A good friend.

Posted over 10 years ago

justskidding

justskidding says:

Other than the wheels, this thing is perfect. Some silver box section rims with gumwalls would make this look yummy(er).

Posted over 10 years ago

bunolagus

bunolagus says:

Tnx! Yep, I get that a lot, but boxed rims are on some other bikes I'm about to upload these days! This one is just a bit away from conventional 'thinking'. I imagined it that way and just went for it! Turned out to be happy end, luckily! Months later, though! :)

Posted over 10 years ago

Benson

Benson says:

Chris are you blind? Take a closer look at the bike.

Posted over 10 years ago

justskidding

justskidding says:

What did I say? O_o Maybe not gumwalls, but shallow rims would make this look a lot better.

Posted over 10 years ago