I have/had a DeBernardi. I just recently bought a new frame to replace it. It was a good bike, my first real road bike. The frame was a bit on the hefty side, but it rode very well. Something just feels right about riding a lugged steel frame. The paint was pretty good but the decals were lame, not clearcoated over and kinda screamed cheap. It served me well for several years and many miles though and I always enjoyed riding it.