[CR]De Rosa fork crown dating

Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 21:27:22 -0400
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@adelphia.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]De Rosa fork crown dating

I'd appreciate help dating some De Rosa fork crowns. I've identified four distinct crowns used by De Rosa over the years (there may be more). I identify them as:

Type A: flat crown painted Type A example: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/1982+De+Rosa/IMG_0594.jpg.html (mapped)

Type B: flat crown chrome Type B example: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/1982+De+Rosa/derosa+020.jpg.html (mapped)

Type C: sloped crown straight name Type C example: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/1982+De+Rosa/De+Rosa++2c_3.JPG.html (mapped)

Type D: sloped crown curved name Type D example: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/1982+De+Rosa/Fork+crown.jpg.html (mapped)

I've examined the catalogs on Mark Bulgier' site, Googled the web and other research, but am still completely confused.

Can anyone tell me the time periods during which these various fork crowns were used by De Rosa?

I hope some of you can help!



David G. White
Burlington, VT