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Old 10-18-2015, 05:53 AM
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De Rosa Titanio 3.25

To fellow Paceliners

Many thanks for the helpful comment and feedback regarding my questions on a Titanio earlier on..

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=173996

Bit the bullet...introducing my first ever De Rosa and most importantly my first titanium frameset

Frame geometry is a replica of my Merckx Team SC..

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=145184


Built list:
1. Titanio 3.25 in custom geometry
2. Campy SR 2015, 53/39 groupset, with DP brake calipers F+R
3. Campy Record 27.2 seatpost
4. Selle Italia SLR C64 saddle
5. Easton EC90 SLX bars
6. Extralite Hyperstem 110mm in -12 deg
7. The original Elite Inox tubular bottle cages
8. Campy Bora Ultra Two with Campy skewers 12/29 SR cassette
9. Conti Comp 22 tubular tires
10. Campy seatpost clamp
11. Cateye Strada Wireless
12. Look Keo Blade Ti pedals

Total weight: 7030 grams

Here's the result.



Front cockpit



De Rosa Titanio 3.25



ol' school Italian made Elite Inox Stainless tubular cage with red tabs



Seat tube welding by a young DeRosa with guidance from Ugo himself



Headtube welds



Seatstay welds



The man himself..



A young DeRosa at work



Cheers!
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:03 AM
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What a gorgeous looking bike that turned out to be, congrats!
Id love to try one of these for a few rides to compare with the memories of more than a few other ti bikes.

Wasn't your delivery time exceptionally fast? Seem like it was just a week ago we talked about the frame in the general forum.

So whats your verdict, how do you like it?
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:35 AM
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@tuscanyswe,

It's probably too early to give a proper view on the ride, definitely in need of a few hundred kilometers before a more realistic view can be given.

As for the first impression, feels like I'm on a lighter Merckx MX Leader, however with the laid back geometry and a shorter toptube. Nice, smooth and planted on the flats, although you may detect a slight delay in response on an all-out uphill sprint.

As for the delivery time, lol...don't ask..
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:42 AM
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In a word, beautiful. Your bikes are always so beautifully put together. Hope you have many happy km on it.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:22 AM
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Love it. Did the team sc get parted to make this happen?
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:27 AM
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@Climb01742,
Thanks!

@thirdgenbird,
Fortunately the Team SC is still with me, that frame is a keeper
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:45 AM
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Good news. I love this build, but the sc is one of my all time favorites.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:49 AM
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There you go!

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Old 10-18-2015, 09:10 AM
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Beautiful. Ride it like you stole it.
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:34 AM
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@Elefantino,
lol...I just did!!
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:35 AM
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Shut the thread down, these two bikes won't be topped. Just amazing.
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:10 AM
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Awesome bike! Happy riding to you!
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:20 AM
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i always wonder, is that your backyard? if it is... also quite nice
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:42 AM
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What a beautiful bike. Can't wait to hear more about the ride as you get acquainted.
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:48 AM
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Shut the thread down, these two bikes won't be topped. Just amazing.
Agreed.

That right there is bike heaven!!!!
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