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Old 06-13-20, 08:39 AM
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De Rosa value

This is for a value for myself, no plans in selling this one. Thanks


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Old 06-13-20, 11:11 AM
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Lots.
I like that answer.
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Old 06-13-20, 11:35 AM
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It's not something you see all that often. It's very hard to put a realistic value on it, but in today's weak market, I would say a bit over $2k. It looks to be my size.
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Old 06-13-20, 07:50 PM
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That's one I'd keep for myself too. Very clean example of a legendary frame builders work.
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Old 06-13-20, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by d_dutchison View Post
That's one I'd keep for myself too. Very clean example of a legendary frame builders work.
So far thatís my plan, but I havenít had a chance to
ride it and 54cm is on the small side for me. But Iím gonna try to make it work.
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Lots, what a nice ride.
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the spider section of your right crank has been rubbing on something
I'd look into that
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Old 06-14-20, 06:27 PM
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Long ride today with no issues.
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2nd pic has no cables?

<edit: neither does the 1st...or 3rd? Flat tyre too?>
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Overall... If I was looking to buy, I'd consider listing at 1100eur, but willing to take less, 900-1000eur. De Rosa has a value.

Of course, the local market, "cash in hand", and the desire to sell, all have an impact.
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Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle View Post
2nd pic has no cables?

<edit: neither does the 1st...or 3rd? Flat tyre too?>
pics were taken how I bought it. I overhauled it at work and forgot my air pump.
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Well, it's super-clean, has the right tyres, but could be improved as the new owner chooses. Its' a smokin' bike as far as I'm concerned.
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Well, it's super-clean, has the right tyres, but could be improved as the new owner chooses. Its' a smokin' bike as far as I'm concerned.

Improved how?
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Improved how?
As they see fit. It's a matter of personal taste, really. (That's why I mentioned it in passing.)

Different bar tape, saddle, tyres, bottle cages. Whatever.
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I’m not selling the bike, but I’ve made a few changes since the pic. I replaced the freewheel with a smaller one, metal r/d cable and black cloth bar wrap. The tires are what I had in hand, but I’m ordering a set of Veloflex tires.
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Never say never, after three days of riding this I have come to the conclusion that my body cannot handle a 54cm frame. If I decide to sell this, what would be a realistic price? Thanks
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Never say never, after three days of riding this I have come to the conclusion that my body cannot handle a 54cm frame. If I decide to sell this, what would be a realistic price? Thanks
Told you it was too small. I'd start at at least $2k/shipped/PP, maybe $2.5k. You can always come down. If I was younger and still riding, I'd give you $2k for it.
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Told you it was too small. I'd start at at least $2k/shipped/PP, maybe $2.5k. You can always come down. If I was younger and still riding, I'd give you $2k for it.

A couple people told me it was too small, but I was determined to make it fit.
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
A couple people told me it was too small, but I was determined to make it fit.
I did a similar quest with a 57 Spectrum, Nope. 54.5 ST is my sweet spot, I can do 55 TT, No bigger, not much smaller. I don't see how guys can ride bikes more than a cm either way of a 'proper' fit.

GLWS.

That's a special bike, like the Merckx 753 that was recently posted up here.
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sloar What size bike do you normaly ride?
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jiangshi You are only touching the bike at three points. As long as you can make the pedal to top of seat right and the seat to handel bar reach, and drop right, your body does not care what the frame size is.
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jiangshi You are only touching the bike at three points. As long as you can make the pedal to top of seat right and the seat to handel bar reach, and drop right, your body does not care what the frame size is.
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jiangshi You are only touching the bike at three points. As long as you can make the pedal to top of seat right and the seat to handel bar reach, and drop right, your body does not care what the frame size is.
Honestly, this is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard stated as a fact. You are telling me that a bike with a 50cm stem rides the same a a bike with a 140mm stem?
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