The seller posted some more pictures. I now feel more confident of the vintage he claims. I find it interesting how that seatstay cap and the diamante chainstays were incorporated that early on.
Richard M Sachs wrote:
> this derosa is of the period. dubois lugs. flat capped
> seatstays. top of shell cable guides. pre-cpsc parts.
> it passes the smell test, as far as i'm concerned.
> On Thu, 31 May 2001 09:08:57 -0700 Marc Boral <email@example.com>
> > 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.
> > Marc Boral
> > LouDeeter@aol.com wrote:
> > > #1149026676
> > >
> > > 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!!!"