Mine is from '83 or so. Same seat stay caps, similar lugs but minus the cut-outs. Mine has the cables routed under the BB though. So, this is one of those elusive(?), pre-investment cast lugged DeRosa's, eh? It would have been nice to see more pics. Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio)
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Marc Boral Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 12:09 PM Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: [CR]Early 70s Derosa on Ebay
Jeeeez, it always ceases to amaze me what parts people forget to take pictures of. I would have liked to see the fork crown, bb shell, dropouts, chainstays, and other frame details. A few things bother me about the accuracy of the claimed vintage: I believe the stem to be of a later vintage, and that seat stay cap doesn't seem like one from '73. Anybody have a +/- '73 De Rosa to corroborate these details?
In his description he comments, "Also notice the unusual heart-shaped design of the derailleur." That's pretty funny. He's either very naive (nothing wrong with that), or deliberately trying to act naive, so as to avoid responsibility.
> Appears to be about 59-60cm to me. Nice pantographed chainring, stem & seatpost. Too big for me.
> Lou Deeter, Orlando "moving into the new home today--hoping the 25 bike boxes (with 10 bikes and wheels) survived the move!!!"