More observations: The tubing stickers on the forks and seat tube, the large wheel clearances, and the BB shell shape suggest Japan, but the top-tube free of braze-ons is early-mid '70s. A mid-70s Japanese sport-tourer? Also the seat lug doesn't' have the elegant look of a top Italian frame.
Ken Freeman Ann Arbor, MI USA
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ken Freeman Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2007 10:18 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [CR]De Rosa (?) on Ebay
Hi, been looking at this bike on Ebay, #270136161537, and it's not too clear what it is, under all that finish and patina, especially since the title says De Rosa, and the description says Peugeot! I really don't think it's a Peugeot. The geometry says mid-60s or so, the lugs say Not Peugeot of that period. Components are all decent and vintage, but not original to a mid-60s bike, 'cep perhaps the headset. To me the decals and headbadge say nothing, save that perhaps as a high school kid an old owner decided to "decorate" the frame. I had such thoughts, after all!
What do you think it is?
Ann Arbor, MI USA