I have two bike from the same period, a DeRosa and another built by a custom builder in Rockville, MD. Both are Campy Record-Super Record equipped. I've overhauled everything on them a few times over the years, and kept them clean and touched up with paint. They both have over 60,000 miles each, and are on their second or third set of rims on original hubs. I'm contemplating replacing the rear rim on the commuter after a crash a couple of months ago bent it slightly, but am in no great hurry, as its a 36 spoked wheel. I can still get headsets that fit, as well as bottom brackets, but haven't had to replace the latter yet, as the high end cup and cone bbs were overbuilt, and if you overhaul and adjust them correctly, they'll last forever.Andrea138 said:So, do you buy a bike like that to ride, or just to have/stare at?
DA was just making its entry into serious racing in 1980. Only a few Americans used it. Campy was dominant.DIRT BOY said:1. It has DA on it. Please not on a classic Colnago! :incazzato::eek6: :frown2:
2. I hated how the brake cables stick up so high back then.
Fredrico said:DA was just making its entry into serious racing in 1980. Only a few Americans used it. Campy was dominant.
A guy I rode with in Texas used to call those brake cables "banana catchers." Both of my bikes still have them, though. I refuse to replace those levers until they're broken, and after innumerable crashes, they aren't. They're the old drilled out ones. They have character.:incazzato:
The graphics on those brake calipers are definitely much later than early 80s, and the crank looks newer, too. The component mix is too spread out for the bike to be a "classic" from any one period.:frown2:Dave Hickey said:Looking a little closer, the bike is not original.
The levers are from about 1984. The brakes are early 90's. The rest of the group is late 80's to early 90's