Re: [CR]OLD DeRosa on Ebay #110253252979


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Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 08:03:31 -0400
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@burlingtontelecom.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]OLD DeRosa on Ebay #110253252979
References: <20080520030523.UXXH7569.mta10.adelphia.net@Morrison>
In-Reply-To: <20080520030523.UXXH7569.mta10.adelphia.net@Morrison>


Hi John,

I'm not a De Rosa expert, but I'd hazard a guess that this is a mid 70s frame. The braze-on front derailleur tab, water bottle bolts, nutted brakes and BB top cable guides all suggest this to me, along with the lack of any De Rosa symbol or words on the fork crown. I don't know when braze on front derailleurs came out, but I don't think a 60s frame would have had that feature. By the late 70s I would expect recessed brakes and water bottle bosses with nuts, rather than bolts. But perhaps I'm all wrong and someone more expert than me will set us both straight.

I don't think it is De Rosa's eighth frame, even if there is an 8 on it somewhere.

Best,

David

David G. White Burlington, VT

John wrote:
> Hello list members,
> Say, is this an early 70's or even earlier, DeRosa frame?? I'm really
> curious about the age of this, it's ending tomorrow, May 20th at almost
> noon west coast time, not much time to get answers??
> Anybody have a clue on this??
> Thanks,
> John Morrison, Anaheim Hills, SoCal