Re: [CR]Early 70s Derosa on Ebay


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Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 08:21:23 -0700
From: Marc Boral <mbikealive@earthlink.net>
Cc: Classic Bike List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Early 70s Derosa on Ebay
References: <20010531.130058.-197523.10.richardsachs@juno.com> <3B174180.92C83E15@earthlink.net> <000a01c0eaa5$4082ef00$5309ffd2@pcgxrgseries>


Once he posted the picture of rear wheel area, it looks (just barely because of poor picture) to have the 1010/A dropouts (long style). So my barometer for high end Italian bikes is, 1010/A = '74/5 and earlier, 1010/B = '75/6 and later.

Marc Boral

Takao Noda wrote:
> I also think this DeRosa is not of early 1970s, circa 1973 but of
> mid or late 1970s. For I had an old Italian friend who rode a
> small but beautiful DeRosa which was made about 10 years before
> 1983. He told me that when he was a child he was much faster than
> Ugo. And he told me the frame was filed by Mr.Nagasawa. I don't
> remember whether it had the heart engraved on the crown but do
> remember it had no engraving on the seatstay caps. I think the
> press lugs were filed a bit more beautifully than those on eBay
> but were equally made small.
> Takao Noda
> Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marc Boral" <mbikealive@earthlink.net>
> Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 4:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Early 70s Derosa on Ebay
>
> > 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.
> >
> > Marc Boral
> >
> > 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.
> > > e-RICHIE
> > > http://www.richardsachs.com
> > >
> > > On Thu, 31 May 2001 09:08:57 -0700 Marc Boral
> <mbikealive@earthlink.net>
> > > writes:
> > > > 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!!!"