Re: RE: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel

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Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 14:04:16 -0500
From: Mara & Steven Maasland <>
Subject: Re: RE: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel
To: Classic Rendezvous <>

Richard Rose wrote:
> Current product descriptions of DeRosa framesets can be seen here:
> You will note that DeRosa does state rider weight limits for some of
> their frames, but not for the Neo Primato.

In response to Lou's prior post:
> We've discussed lightness in lugged steel bikes recently, but just
> today, a friend of mine (who will join us at Cirque) told me that the
> modern Derosa Neo Primato, which is lugged steel, has a recommended
> weight limit of 175 pounds for riders of such frames. This sounds
> to me
> like a lawyer must be involved as I would think it strange that any
> company, particularly one as renowned as Derosa, would sell a
> frame that
> might hazard a rider. While this frame is made by a traditional
> company, I realize it is out of the CR timeline. My question is
> whetherany of you have heard this and if so, is there some
> superlight tubing
> that has such weaknesses that might justify this?

I bought my Merak from De Rosa personally and there was absolutely no comment whatsoever about any weight limits. One look at me will tell you that there is no way that I fit in under the weight limit given on the site listed above. I therefore can only say that it must be related to some lawyer-induced possible liability issue, otherwise they would have tried to put me on another bike.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ