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Old 06-01-2016, 11:39 AM
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Wow. We know that DeRosa makes great looking bikes including this titanium model!

I'd like to hear more about how it rides. Looks like you prefer an aggressive geometry which is somewhat antithetical (yet entirely up to the discretion of the rider/owner) to why most people ride titanium bikes ie. more often than not they are more sportive/endurance style geo/setup with comfort and riding sensation being key characteristics.

Do you find any noticeable difference with Ti when climbing or sprinting, or overall comfort and riding fun?
The frame is bespoke, and comes with a 13cm headtube, hence the lack of spacers. As a comparison my "race" bike (Cipo RB1k) has a 10cm headtube. As such, I won't regard the DeRosa as aggressive. Seat tube angle is 74deg, which is similar as my Merckx Team SC.
Overall ride characteristics on the DeRosa is eerily similar to the Team SC, with an added weight to it. Comparing to a Colnago C60, the DeRosa is definitely not as responsive in climbs or sprints. In particular, it feels as if there is a "slight delay" to get things moving, however the seems to be a "spring effect" once it goes.

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The other bike is a Basso.

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Old 06-01-2016, 09:17 PM
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Almost like a turbo engine ;-)

Thanks for the follow up details. I was pretty close to impulsively pulling the trigger on a Baum my size on the bay. Still pissed it got away cause it was a rare and beautiful bird like yours.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/172179609562

An impressive addition to an already impressive stable. Enjoy!
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:14 AM
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Outstanding job with the cables, showing labels when viewing from the front. THAT is how it's done!
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:00 AM
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damn..that's one heck of a Baum with killer a paintjob!
I have a feeling that particular Baum will ride as good, or perhaps even better than the DeRosa.
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:53 AM
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stunning looking thing, congrats!
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:17 AM
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This is a dream bike. I was looking at them earlier last year, and the only thing that I didn't like was Italian BB. The frame is absolute masterpiece. I was close to get one. Bike looks beautiful, very nice machine !!! Congratulations !!!

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Old 10-27-2016, 12:25 PM
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This is a dream bike. I was looking at them earlier last year, and the only thing that I didn't like was Italian BB. The frame is absolute masterpiece. I was close to get one. Bike looks beautiful, very nice machine !!! Congratulations !!!
don't wanna sound rude or anything by why wouldn't you like italian bb?
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Old 10-27-2016, 05:17 PM
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don't wanna sound rude or anything by why wouldn't you like italian bb?
Ginny, in my opinion you will find more options when it comes to the BB's and cranks if your frame has English threaded bottom bracket shell. Plus if you have some nice parts that you saved over the years you would be able to use them on that frame and possibly build something nice. Nothing wrong with it, I just prefer english threaded shells. That's all.
Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2016, 03:40 PM
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Always wanted a De Rosa. Never saw one as nice as this!
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Old 10-30-2016, 03:41 PM
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Nice build and love the frame!
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:39 AM
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Thanks for the compliment guys.
Been riding the RB1K and C60 back to back for the past couple of weeks. Looks like it's about time to take the Titanio out this coming weekend
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:48 PM
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Fabulous

Just when I think I've got my lust for titanium squared away, someone posts something like this. Simply stunning.
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Que Bella!
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