Re: [CR]De Rosa fork crown dating


Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 10:26:27 -0600
From: John Thompson <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]De Rosa fork crown dating
References: <4541607A.2050002@adelphia.net>
In-Reply-To: <4541607A.2050002@adelphia.net>


David G. White wrote:
> 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'm not sure of dates, but the "A" and "B" examples look like modified Cinelli semi-sloping crown.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA