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Strada Record Elaborata
54cm x 55cm

Happy to have recently completed, a year and half long project on this beautiful and rare vintage De Rosa road bike. Hand built by Ugo De Rosa in the mid 1970s this frame bares number 51 . This rare frame belongs to times when each frame was manually brazed by the master builder himself. Only a very small number of these were produced. The De Rosa “Record Strada Elaborata” is signor Ugo’s decorative response to Colnago’s “Pantografata” model, who was already into mass production by that time compared to De Rosa who was still hand crafting his frames himself.

It was quite a surprise to discover the De Rosa under another brand’s decals. After that, a crazy ambition to restore it to its former glory, began.
The frame has had the main lugs , the drop outs, seat stay caps and fork freshly chromed. The colour chosen, is a dark imperial red, with a vague metallic glitter in sun light. The painter did a masterful job on this.

Pantographed parts were purchased over time and they have been carefully polished and re painted. The near mint Campagnolo Nuovo Record group is a Patent 1975, with De Rosa pantographed shifters, stem , seat post and large chain ring. The Cinelli Stem and bars ,Campagnolo Seatpost and hubs, have been polished to a mirror shine. Fresh black / gray leather was sewn on the handlebars, to match the black NOS Selle Italia Superleggera saddle. The brake levers have had nos Campangolo gum hoods installed. The wheels are built using new Sapim butted spokes and nipples ; Campagnolo Nuovo / Super Record large flange hubs laced to Nisi rims. The freewheel is a nos Regina CX 6 speed , driven by a Everest ORO (also new old stock). Crank set is a beautiful Nuovo Record with De Rosa pantographed large chain ring. The 54cm size De Rosa weighs some 9.15 Kg without the pedals installed. Not really sure if its a good idea to sell this rare bike so if it does not sell I might not list it back. Good luck !

Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo/ Super Record
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Derailleur rear: Campagnolo Nuovo Record , Patent 1975
Derailleur front: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (panto)
Stem: Cinelli (panto)
Bars: Cinelli
Crank set: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (panto)
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake levers: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (new old stock hoods)
Brake calipers: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo /Super Record Strada (high flange)
Rims: Nisi
Chain: Everest ORO (drilled) New old stock
Tubulars: Continental Giro
Seatpost :Campagnolo Nuovo Record 27,2
Saddle: Selle Italia Superleggera



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