Re: [CR]Period Correct Components for 87-ish DeRosa Pro


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Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2004 10:46:25 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Period Correct Components for 87-ish DeRosa Pro
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Chuck Schmidt wrote:
>
> Mike Lackey wrote:
> >
> > Greetings, all.
> >
> > Several years ago I purchased an 87-ish DeRosa Pro frame/fork. At that time I installed a 97-ish Campy 9-spd Ergo setup on the bike. It's the pride and joy of my rather meager collection. The frame/fork are in excellent condition, and I'm thinking it's time to "upgrade" the bike and hang period-correct components on the frame. I suspect a nice collection of Campy SR parts would be a safe bet, but...
> >
> > My question is directed to those who own, or are familiar, with mid-80's DeRosas. What advice would you offer to someone starting a journey such as mine? Where can I find info on this subject? Any one care to share first-hand knowledge?
> >
> > Mike Lackey
> > 6:50am and getting ready to ride in Madison, AL
> >
> > PS - would be glad to share some pics off-list
>
> The '86 De Rosa catalog (I sell a reprint) shows photos of their
> Professional SLX equipped two ways, one with C-Record and one Super
> Record. My Ugo Blue '87 is the Super Record version and one of my
> favorite bikes (actually I say that about all my bikes ;)
>
> Cover: http://www.velo-retro.com/vrbooks.gifs/DeRosa86.gif
>
> De Rosa Catalog, 1986 -- 4 pages, all color, pictures of Eddy Merckx on
> his De Rosa, Ugo brazing a frame, Ugo with his sons Danilo, Dorino and
> Cristiano, and Super Record equiped and Record equiped Professional SLX
> bikes. English text. Color cover. $ 7
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
> http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts and timelines)

Oh... and here's some large scans of the same catalog on Mark Bulgier's website (a great and underutilized resource BTW): http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/de_rosa-86/

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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