[CR]FS - De Rosa frame/fork 52cm 1980 (?)

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Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 09:34:40 -0400
Thread-Topic: FS - De Rosa frame/fork 52cm 1980 (?)
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From: "Bingham, Wayne" <WBINGHAM@imf.org>
To: "CR" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]FS - De Rosa frame/fork 52cm 1980 (?)

As the subject line indicates, I am offering for sale a De Rosa frame and fork. In a moment of weakness, I bought this bike for the components. I've hesitated a bit on offering this, anticipating the potential rekindling of the "part it out" debate. It was a very nice package, and seemingly original, but with three other De Rosas in the stable just screaming for this group, I gave in to the inner demons.

This frame is interesting in that it appears to have been a custom of some sort, as it was built specifically for bar-end shifters. I've been told that this is a fairly common thing in Italy, but no so for frames destined for the US. I was told that this is a 1980 frame. While I can't be certain of that, it's features would indicate that it is of that era, and the components were 81/82 vintage. The frame has braze-on cable stops on the down tube - rather than shifter bosses, a front derailleur tab, under-BB cable guides, and single bottle-cage mount. The frame is black with a yellow head tube and yellow decals. The De Rosa decals are bordered by some small world-colors bands that are not common on similar vintage De Rosas. There is no tubing decal (and no sign that there ever was). The fork is chrome, as is the drive-side chain stay and top-eyes. Drop outs, also chrome, are stamped De Rosa. Rear spacing is 126. There appears to be no serial number.

The frame overall is in very good condition, and has a really nice look. There are a few scratches that have been touched up (not by me), and there appears to be some pitting under the touch ups. It all seems to be surface condition, and the frame integrity looks good. Size C-C measurements are 52 cm seat tube and 53 cm top tube.

Pictures can be seen here:


I am asking $350 shipped within the US, or $325 delivered to the T-Town swap on 10/1. I will also consider offers after T-Town if the frame is not sold by then.

Thanks -

Wayne Bingham
Lovettsville VA