[CR]De Rosa - Cambio Corsa ?


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Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 08:49:07 +0900
From: Dennis Young <mail@woodworkingboy.com>
To: jack b <jack_bissell@mac.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <056A8425-2228-11D9-8C5C-000A95D62428@mac.com>
Subject: [CR]De Rosa - Cambio Corsa ?

Jack,

That appears to be the same bike as the one I saw in Kyoto.

Dennis Young Hotaka, Japan


> Is it this bike http://www.mookietwoh.com/derosa-web/early.jpg seen
> in a Japanese magazine circa the 1990s ? Pretty odd that one.
>
> I think it's at least possible that Cambio Corsa/Paris Roubaix equipped
> De Rosas could exist.
>
> Ugo would have been 18 years old when the Gran Sport arrived on the
> scene in 1952. But he was already building bicycles by then, and in his
> own name. The history page on the De Rosa site says "In the early
> fifties Ugo De Rosa opened his first
> shop and dedicated himself to the manufacture of racing bicycles."
>
> But, maybe he preferred Simplex ;^)
>
>
> -Jack Bissell
> Tucson, Az
>
> http://www.mookietwoh.com/derosa.html
>
>
>
>
>
>> I saw the same bike in the same shop. According to Legend, it was
>> made in the early 70s Nagasawa discovered it and brought it back
>> from Italy when he was at DeRosa. Don't blame me for any
>> misinformation, that's the legend.
>> --Scott Davis under Typhoon 23 alert, Kobe Japan.
>> *********************************************
>> I saw a bike with the DeRosa name on it and a Cambio Corsa set-up. It
>> had a
>> price tag of over ten grand! The bike was hanging from the ceiling in
>> a
>> Kyoto bike shop, too high up to examine closely. Is such an original
>> bike
>> possible? It looked fishy to me from afar.
>>
>> Dennis Young
>> Hotaka, Japan