Re: [CR] 1978 De Rosa - mismatched brake centerbolt mounts

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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 15:14:37 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR] 1978 De Rosa - mismatched brake centerbolt mounts

Kevin, I had a c. 1978 Colnago Super frameset with provision for recessed front and nutted rear, IIRC. It was traded to Karen Rawls, who might be able to comment further, but I think she too might have traded or sold it off for something else. The frame was a tad small for both of us. I probably have photos of the frame in my files, if you would like me to look.

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield, Michigan, USA ~ ~ ~

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 07:10:52 -0700 (PDT) From: Kevin Kruger <> Subject: [CR] 1978 De Rosa - mismatched brake centerbolt mounts To:

Congratulations to the very astute Ray Dobbins for being the first person to point out the anomaly on my 1978 De Rosa photos posted to Wool Jersey yesterday:

Note the use of a nutted front centerbolt and a recessed rear. Fork is definitely original to the bike, and suspect it was simply a shop error, grabbing a prebuilt nutted brake fork from the rack and fitting to a recessed rear frame. Greg Softley's ex-1975 De Rosa has a similar mismatch (think he purchased this from Ken Denny), although opposite of mine (recessed front & nutted rear):

Would be interested if anyone else owns a bike from this period with similar mismatched brake mounts.

Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA USA