Updated: June 4/2020

1968 De Rosa

Ugo De Rosa has built bikes for the who's who of the cycling world, including Raphaël Géminiani, Gianni Motta, Francesco Moser and Eddy Merckx, to name a few. In my opinion, the three most sought after bike makers in the 1960s and 70s were Masi, Colnago and De Rosa, in no particular order. THE BIKE Frame: ca 1968 with heart cutouts in all 3 lugs, including the bottom bracket, which has four quasi-rectangular cutouts. Cinelli semi-sloping fork crown and no "De Rosa" deboss on seat stay caps. Frameset repainted by Bones Cooper (Knoxville, TN). Non-drive seat stay has a small dent, however, no effect on alignment. 49.5 cm and 53 cm (c-to-c) seat and top tubes, respectively. Brakeset: 1968 first generation Campagnolo brakeset. The caliper arms were procured by John Barron from the Campagnolo factory, anodized and assembled. So these are not factory assembled calipiers, but practically indistinguishable. Campagnolo steel rear brake cable clamps (not stainless) Handlebars: Mod. Fiamme non-anodized alloy with Cinelli plugs Stem: Fiamme non-anodized (90 mm) Headset: Campagnolo Record Shifters: Campagnolo Record with chrome band Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record without cable stop. Chrome plated arms, unlike later versions Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record 2nd version with only "Patent" stamping instead of "Patent Campagnolo" Crankset: Campagnolo Record no date, 144 mm BCD (1966-72 ) Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record Pedals: Steel Campagnolo Record with toe strap loop. Reg toe clips and Binda straps Wheelset: 1968 dated Campagnolo hubs laced to Nisi Moncalieri rims with Robergel spokes and nipples. Rare, 1967-68 Campagnolo Record Pista curved skewers (1036/1p) Chain : Wippermann Freewheel: 5 speed Ragina Gran Sport Seatpost: Campagnolo Record (27 mm) Saddle: Suede Unicanitor Brevettata Water Bottle Cage/Bottle: Steel Ale Modello Depositato