Samstag, 31. Januar 2009

De Rosa Professional – 1983

59cm c-c, Columbus SL, Campagnolo Super Record, Cinelli Bars/1A, San Marco Regal/Concor Supercorsa, Mavic 550 RD Hubs/Mavic GL 330 Tubs/Vittoria Corsa CG Squadre Prof

bike and photo by

Freitag, 30. Januar 2009

Titanium - a Fresh Start?

»Legends De Rosa report a steady growth in orders for their Ti2 and Titanio XS models – each one individually built to order by Doriano De Rosa.«

photo and text by

De Rosa Titanio X.S.

Montag, 19. Januar 2009

Jay's beautiful De Rosa – Neo Primato

The latest picture to be admired on my Flickr group »De Rosa Bicycles« was postet by Jason from London. Thanks a lot, Jason. Good ride on your Neo Primato furthermore.

photo by .miss b.

Samstag, 17. Januar 2009

My new/old DE ROSA Macro

Das gebrauchte DE ROSA Macro (Baujahr 2003/2004) hatte ich Ende letzen Jahres auf E-Bay entdeckt und ich wußte sofort »das muß ich haben«. Kurz vor Weihnachten kam das große Päckchen. Ein paar Teile mußten noch getauscht werden wie Lenker, Vorbau und Sattelstütze. Nun ist es soweit, das Macro ist für kommende Ausfahrten gerüstet. Ich freu mich schon darauf.

From the DE ROSA catalog 2003/2004:

»A racing bike in the high range, the Marco is distinguished by the inborn originality of its fram. Made of MCR aluminium alloy, it has an oblique head tube with a decidedly conical shape to anchor its structure better and reduce to a minimum any deformations in the bottom bracket and steering area. The steering tube is completely cylindrical with internal reinforcements to interact with the 1 1/8" carbon fork and moderate the innate exuberance of the aluminium, to the advantage of the bike´s steering ability. This does not fail to cut a fine figure alongside its more famous sisters and it can certainly be used even in long-distance racing, where the comfort guaranteed by the rear end in carbon fibre plays an essential role in allowing the rider to cross the finishing line in the best conditions.«

Sonntag, 11. Januar 2009


The 1999 De Rosa AL+ from caropepe cracked the mark of 200 bikes on my flickr group »De Rosa Bicycles". I look forward to the next 200 roadbikes.

Das 1999er De Rosa AL+ von caropepe hat die 200er Marke auf meiner flickr-Gruppe »De Rosa Bicycles« geknackt. Ich bin auf die nächsten 200 Rennräder gespannt.

Montag, 5. Januar 2009