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Old 04-28-2013, 10:47 AM
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1985 De Rosa Super Prestige

I bought this from the original owner in 2009. This bike was ordered by a gentleman who raced Frejus in the 50's and 60's. It was his idea of the "perfect" road bike in the mid 80's.

It was ordered special and he wanted it with Campagnolo's newly released C-Record component group, but none could be had. So the gruppo was placed on backorder. The bike came fitted with Nuovo Record and a month later, the C Record gruppo with Delta brakes arrived and was fitted to the bike. He rode it about 3000 miles and then it sat in his living room until I bought it almost a quarter of a century later.

I've ridden it in the Mountains of Misery century and to the highest point east of the Mississippi. I ride is several times a year so it is not a wall-hanger exactly. It is a little too small for me, so the original stem is sitting in a velvet bag and I've fitted a longer Cinelli. The handling is sure, but very quick. It is the best riding bike I've ever owned or ridden.

Apart from new Veloflex tubulars and the stem, everything is exactly as it was in 1985.

Here's a teaser. I'll upload more later.















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Old 04-28-2013, 11:02 AM
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OH Snap

more .jpg's please
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:10 AM
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Beautiful bike and great back story. Love the detailing, pump, C-Record, and gum walls. Hope you didn't squish the bug. Want to see the rest of the pictures.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:06 PM
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:19 PM
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Very nice so far!

Bring on the pics!
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:21 PM
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If there ever was erotic bike porn this is it!
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:55 PM
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Here's a teaser. I'll upload more later.
Oh, c'mon, as a fellow De Rosa lover I find your pics cruel and unjust. This isn't a striptease or the dance of seven veils.
Please take 5 steps backwards and take a picture of the whole bike. The 'detail porn' can come later.

By the way this is a tongue in cheek reply...sort of. I really want to see the whole bike!

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:30 PM
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And this particular bicycle, my friends, is the very one that began my troubling descent into velomadness.



However, I've been lucky enough over the past few years to return the favor to young Stefan. At one point on a recent ride with him, I realized his velocipede was comprised almost entirely of parts & a frame I'd badgered him in to buying from various CL sellers over the previous six months.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:10 PM
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OK. Here's the best of the "whole bike" shots I got. (I find these much harder to take than the detail ones)

I dropped the saddle a bit from my actual riding height... It didn't seem good form to be showing the minimum insertion marks for these beauty shots.







Oh I can't resist a few more details...







More to follow.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:28 PM
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Now that's more like it...very very nice.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:14 PM
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wow, that is awesome. brave man doing hills with those deltas
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:59 PM
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+1 on "Oh SNAP!!!

How lovely it is to have a 1st gen C Record rear derailleur! It is my favorite bike component, period. If you got this for less than $1000, I am going to completely freak out.

A lovely setup!!! Thanks for sharing, Formulasaab!!!

What Columbus tubes were used?
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:12 AM
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Whoa momma, that is hot!

+1 on the 1st generation C-Record rear derailleur - how the aesthetic-aware folks at Campagnolo managed to ruin the flowing form of the pulley cage in the 2nd gen derailleur defies belief.

Original Almarc (sp?) leather bar cover too? That bike certainly hits on all cylinders.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:13 AM
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absolutely perfect....other than the fact it is not hanging in my garage....
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:21 AM
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Part of what made this bike a "special order" was the components it was ordered with.

The PO ordered a Cinelli "VIP" set for it. The VIP consisted of a 1R stem, leather wrapped bars, matching Unicanitor saddle, and leather tubular baggie.

Here is the original stem. A pantographed Cinelli 1R. This thing has an ALUMINUM bolt for the expansion cone!



The Unicanitor saddle has a cast alloy "yoke" frame/rails.

[IMG]http://photos.at-speed.com/Cycling/De-Rosa-polishedriding/i-vFv***n/0/X2/IMG_6375-X2.jpg[/IMG]

The spare tubi I carry is the same spare tubi that the PO carried.



The leather wrap is one of my favorite details.



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