[CR] 1978 De Rosa - mismatched brake centerbolt mounts

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 07:10:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Kevin Kruger" <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] 1978 De Rosa - mismatched brake centerbolt mounts

Congratulations to the very astute Ray Dobbins for being the first person to point out the anomaly on my 1978 De Rosa photos posted to Wool Jersey yesterday:


Note the use of a nutted front centerbolt and a recessed rear. Fork is definitely original to the bike, and suspect it was simply a shop error, grabbing a prebuilt nutted brake fork from the rack and fitting to a recessed rear frame. Greg Softley's ex-1975 De Rosa has a similar mismatch (think he purchased this from Ken Denny), although opposite of mine (recessed front & nutted rear):


Would be interested if anyone else owns a bike from this period with similar mismatched brake mounts.

Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA USA