[CR]De Rosa Bike for sale

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From: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
To: "CR" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 15:56:14 -0400
Subject: [CR]De Rosa Bike for sale

Rob wrote:

"I have a 35th aniversary De Rosa Bike for sale. It is 53 cm, Shimano 600 gear all around. The price is $2500. Please call Rob Mathews in New York City at 201 888-3415"

I am glad to see that you corrected your first post by adding a price to remain within the CR list rules, I would however like to point out a few further points:

Firstly, the 35th anniversary bike was built in 1988, therefore it is out of timeline for this list by build year. I believe it does however qualify as a keeper of the flame frame. Secondly, the 35th anniversary frame was only ever sold as a complete bike equipped with exclusively Italian parts, mainly Campagnolo C-Record components. I personally feel that the fact that your bike now sports Shimano 600 parts, means the bike has effectively lost its status as a true 35th anniversary bike. Or perhaps it is not even a true 35th anniversary frame, but rather one simply painted up the same. You can verify this by checking the serial number that should be 35° followed by a three digit number, with a letter in superscript. The letter determines in which country the frame was originally sold.

Steven Maasland Moorestown, NJ USA

PS: I hope that you get your asking price for the bike, even if I have my doubts given the non-originaliy of the parts. My own personal 35th anniversary De Rosa is my favorite riding bike overall.