Another "De" builder is coming to mind: "DeBartolomi" of Trastavere, Roma. Ringing any bells?
Matthew Bowne Brooklyn, NYC
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On Jul 23, 2010, at 11:36 PM, "Chris Wilson" <email@example.com> wrote:
> In the mid 70's I was a junior rider for Cool Gear and now after 35
> years off the bike (and associated poor health) I'm looking for a
> vintage bike to put some miles on. Of all the bikes I raced, the
> one I'm having a hard time identifying is one that I remember had
> "DES" on the tops of the rear stays. I think the name was DeSimone
> or something similar but I have had no luck finding any record of
> such a make. The frame was Columbus, I believe it was Italian and
> it had an aggressive criterium geometry. The frameset was given to
> me by Alexi Grewals dad after I broke the bottom bracket out of my
> beloved Guerciotti (who we bought it from). I can't recall his name
> but he had a shop in Aspen and imported frames from Italy from
> several builders.
> Any of you guys ever heard of a bike that might fit this
> description? I'm sure it was not a DeRosa.
> Chris Wilson
> San Diego, CA