[CR]Re:Italian mystery frame badged as a DeRosa

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From: <emeneff@earthlink.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 11:09:45 -0700
Subject: [CR]Re:Italian mystery frame badged as a DeRosa

Dear List,

The frame in question sure doesn't look like a Denti to my eyes. I remember Denti's having a "ladybug" (their symbol - just like Derosa's heart ) cut out in their frame bits, but that might have only been on the high-end frames.

Frame also looks to me more like a low-quality machine. Very cheap / crude stamped bottom bracket shell. And the squished-in seatstay tops - yecch, like a tarted-up department store bike.

Might be a low-end Denti, or DeBernardi, but most likely a contract-made frame for a small local shop to put their name on to try and look like a "big player". Or maybe to sponsor a Junior team ?

Mike Fabian
San Francisco, CA USA