Freitag, 19. Februar 2010

De Rosa Professional SL – 1982

The story about the »De Rosa Professional SL – 1982«

The story is that I bought it off of Craigslist. It was really in poor shape, except the frame itself was mint under the grime. It was quite dirty and had not been maintained. I took apart every component on the bike. Degreased every part. Completely overhauled the bottom bracket, hubs, and headset. The pantographed stem had been repainted with a black heart as well as the fork crown and was chipped. I stripped the paint off of all the pantographed parts and repainted with a durable enamel (the kind used to paint street signs) including the detail on the fork crown. This would ensure the paint withstood the elements. The seatpost was stripped, polished and repainted. New bar tape, gum hoods, housing, and cables were all installed. What was once a sad looking and dirty DeRosa came back as a beautiful and rideable bicycle. I enjoyed restoring and tuning it up and it was time to pass it on to another rider and look for the next diamond in the rough.

Photos and Story from: Anthony from New York City, USA

Dear De Rosa fans, in case you want to contribute to my blog feel free to send in your photos, stories, articles, illustrations etc. related to De Rosa. Looking forward to your mails, Marcello

1 Kommentar:

Unknown hat gesagt…

Very interesting story and I would love to appreciate your efforts and skill. You are an excellent person I must say. Great job.
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