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Old 01-16-2020, 09:39 AM
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FS: 82 De Rosa Sammontana

Just in time for spring, I'm selling my 82 De Rosa Sammontana. Size: 57.5 seat tube, c-t and 56 top tube, c-c

It rides beautifully, but I need to move on. The bike's in amazing condition. Perfect chrome and a few tiny chips on chainstay. That's it. The original owner had it hanging in a shop for years. Full pantographed Campy SR group and Mavic G40 clinchers.

Pedals not included. Price is Sold. I'd prefer a local sale, but will ship if you're not in a rush. Thanks guys!
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:57 AM
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whew...lovely bike right there!
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:12 PM
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Beautiful bike. A bit to large for me.
I always thought that the de rosa always took a second fiddle to some of the other italian brands.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:14 PM
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I always thought that the de rosa always took a second fiddle to some of the other italian brands.
Excuse me? Did I read that correctly?
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:21 PM
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Beautiful bike. A bit to large for me.
I always thought that the de rosa always took a second fiddle to some of the other italian brands.
Just the opposite. If you can find a late 70s/early 80s De Rosa, you won't find a better ride.

*Similar Masi or Cinelli may contend.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:41 PM
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I was just saying that colongo always seemed to take the spotlight over some of the other italian brands.
I have owned Mosers and Olmo's and a Basso Ascot that were great rides and pure art in motion but did not get the glamor of colango. I think the DeRosa got the same rap.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:58 PM
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I was just saying that colongo always seemed to take the spotlight over some of the other italian brands.
I have owned Mosers and Olmo's and a Basso Ascot that were great rides and pure art in motion but did not get the glamor of colango. I think the DeRosa got the same rap.
Weelll, I also have a Colnago Mapei Master X-Light for sale in your size.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:56 PM
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I was just saying that colongo always seemed to take the spotlight over some of the other italian brands.
I have owned Mosers and Olmo's and a Basso Ascot that were great rides and pure art in motion but did not get the glamor of colango. I think the DeRosa got the same rap.
Colnago is glamor and bling and style. Not necessarily the greatest ride. DeRosa is substance. I don't know that DeRosa ever got a rap for anything. You are right that there are lots of older Italian bikes that produced great rides, maybe comparable to DeRosa, but I don't think Colnago was one of them. To me, that's wishful thinking. Just my opinion. To each his own.

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Old 01-16-2020, 04:08 PM
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That is a truly lovely bicycle
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:52 PM
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Dope.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:59 AM
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Bump!
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:39 AM
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I was just saying that colongo always seemed to take the spotlight over some of the other italian brands.
I have owned Mosers and Olmo's and a Basso Ascot that were great rides and pure art in motion but did not get the glamor of colango. I think the DeRosa got the same rap.
In the US, I think that depended on the people who decided to distribute which frame. There were always(except for these days-). The 'big 3(4?)'-Colnago, Merckx, DeRosa, were distributed well, maybe Pinarello..some others, GREAT frames in their own right, were 'second tier', in terms of numbers and US distribution..like Cinelli, Basso, Moser, Guerciotti, Masi, Olmo, etc....and even '3rd tier', like Scapin, Daccordi, some others.
Colnago was the 'big boy', but rode no better(maybe not as good?) as the others plus Colnago certainly had some 'bumps..Like BiTitan and Carbitubo, which failed in alarming numbers..
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:15 PM
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I also have some orange Benotto tape to throw in if you prefer that combo. Was going to do it myself but the red is nice.
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:22 PM
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Not that long ago, something like this would sell for $3500.00.

Not that it matters, but I have had a lot of bikes pass through my hands, and the only bikes I still can't bring myself to sell are De Rosa's and Cinelli's.

This is a heck of a great deal, and a great seller.
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:52 PM
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Thank you! Yeah, I'd like for a member to own it. It really is a great riding bike and in beautiful condition.

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Not that long ago, something like this would sell for $3500.00.

Not that it matters, but I have had a lot of bikes pass through my hands, and the only bikes I still can't bring myself to sell are De Rosa's and Cinelli's.

This is a heck of a great deal, and a great seller.
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