RE: [CR]De Rosa (?) on Ebay


From: "Ken Freeman" <freesound@comcast.net>
To: "'Ken Freeman'" <freesound@comcast.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: RE: [CR]De Rosa (?) on Ebay
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 10:32:08 -0400
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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: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Ken Freeman Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2007 10:18 AM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.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?

Ken Freeman
Ann Arbor, MI USA