Someone commented to me off list that what appears to be corrosion might actually be cosmoline - I'm not sure I believe it, especially at the toe clips. And the freewheel still looks used to me. But I did want to at least let folks know that there are other opinions out there as to what I observed from the photos.
Mike Kone in Boulder CO
> Howdy folks,
\r?\n> I was reviewing the images of this bike on ebay for a friend and found some
\r?\n> "issues" that the group should be aware of.
\r?\n> It is a DeRosa 35th anniversary frame (not sure what that means, looks like one
\r?\n> of the generic ones from the 1990's that DeRosa did with different retro decals
\r?\n> but made with investment cast bits so it all looked a tad off) built with a
\r?\n> Campy 50th group.
\r?\n> The add says "Unridden and unblemished!"
\r?\n> Take a look at the photos and you will see worn cogs on the alloy campy
\r?\n> freewheel, and lots of corrosion on the steel bits such as bolts and cable
\r?\n> adjusters and toe clips. In my mind, this is neither unridden nor unblemished.
\r?\n> Not too bad from the photos - but if you are expecting something perfect as the
\r?\n> add says I suspect the buyer might be dissapointed.
\r?\n> Also note that the headset is C-rec, not the correct super record. The add does
\r?\n> not state if the correct headset is also included.
\r?\n> The URL for the bike listing is
\r?\n> The item is very hard to find on ebay - it is inside the CyclArt ebay store and
\r?\n> has a buy it now price of $3,895.
\r?\n> The bike may be extremely nice in person, and with some clean-up might be quite
\r?\n> a nice machine. It just does not seem to jive with the description.
\r?\n> Mike Kone in Boulder CO