Montag, 25. Februar 2013

De Rosa Nuovo Classico from Kentucky, USA

Fred writes:
I have attached a photo of my new London Green color De Rosa Nuovo Classico.

In case anyone is interested, here are the component specifics for my bike:

Sugino OX801D Compact Plus+ Crankset 172.5mm 46T-30T
Shimano Ultegra 6700 Bottom Bracket Cup Set - 70 mm Italian Thread
Shimano FD-CX70-F Cyclocross Front Derailleur (Grey Color)
Shimano RD-6700-A-SS Short Cage Rear Derailleur (Grey Color)
Shimano Ultegra ST-6700 Shifters with PTFE Cables
Shimano Ultegra BR-6700-G Brake Set (Grey Color)
Shimano Chain CN-6700
Campagnolo Record alloy threaded headset
Campagnolo quick release skewers
Shimano Ultegra hubs (Front-36H and Rear-36H)
D/T Swiss Competition double butted spokes and Pro Lock brass nipples in Black Color
Mavic Open Pro rims in Black Color
Schwalbe Ultremo DD 700 x 23C tires
Schwalbe SV15 40mm butyl inner tubes
Nitto S-83 seatpost
Nitto Technomic stem
Nitto M179 STI handlebar
Nitto Bottle Cage R
MKS Prime Sylvan Touring Pedals (Silver Color Cages)
MKS Super Deep Steel Toeclips
MKS Spin-II Pedal Flips
Brooks B15 Swallow Chrome Saddle in Brown Color
Cinelli Imperial Leather Handlebar Tape (Natural/Brown Color)
Brooks Toe Straps in Brown Color
Zimbale Leather Saddlebag in Brown Color
Jagwire Tube Tops rubber cable/frame protectors

* The Zimbale Leather Saddlebag is just the right size to hold a Lezyne Pressure Drive mini pump, an inner tube, and some tire patch supplies and still maintain the leather and steel retro look. (

**Also, a couple of somewhat unusual features of the bike include:

(1) the M179 STI handlebar is designed specifically for Shimano STI levers (, and it flows very nicely into the Ultegra controls.

(2) a 46/30T Sugino Compact Plus+ OX801D crankset ( was mounted on the De Rosa Nuovo Classico frame along with a Shimano FD-CX70 cyclocross front derailleur. (In case you are wondering, the Sugino Compact Plus+ OX801D crankset costs more than an Ultegra 6700 crankset.) According to the Shimano web site (, the FD-CX70 is designed for use with top gear chain rings of 46-52 teeth and has a maximum capacity of 16 teeth. So, it works fine with the Sugino 46/30T crankset. The FD-CX70 is also compatible with current Shimano ST-6700/ST-5700/ST-4600 10-speed road shifters as is the Sugino Compact Plus+ OX801D crankset. That means that the combination of the Sugino Compact Plus+ OX801D crankset and the Shimano FD-CX70 front derailleur works with Ultegra 6700 shifters and the Ultegra 6700 rear derailleur and a 12-30T cassette. The combination of a 46/30T crankset and a 12-30T cassette gave a reasonable top gear of 100.7 gear inches and a low gear of 26.3 gear inches. That gearing is great for general riding up and down hills.

Photo-Copyright by: Fred

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