On Nov 28, 2006, at 7:21 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Hee Hee -
> I knew the DeRosa comment would generate some feedback. But I'll
> stick with it - I've seen the Cinelli frames of the period with
> their paint off (down to the chrome) and they are really nice.
> Maybe the DeRosa is equal as Chuck says - but certainly the early-
> to-mid 80's ones and some of the early 70's ones had too many braze
> imperfections for my taste.
> Mike Kone in Boulder CO
Yeah well ya got me! I had a very early '80s DeRosa Professional done up in Mercedes Anthracite with all black anodized and pantographed parts (yellow Benotto Cello tape of course) that was _very_ clean! My biggest regret still is selling that bike when a couple of years later I got an Eddy Merckx Molteni after Eddy opened his own shop with Ugo DeRosa's help and the bike being a carbon copy of the Anthracite DeRosa. I had four or five bikes back then and thought it was too many... HEY! Stop that laughing you guys! STOP IT!!!
Okay, okay, I was an idiot!
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