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    neo primato or fierte steel or fierte ti?

    Trying to decide what to go with. I ride maybe 60-70 miles max, weigh about 190 pounds and would like a frame that is both comfortable and has good handling. Currently I have a giant tcr1 and am a little tired of the twitchiness.

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    2 things-
    1) if you want comfort, make sure whichever one you get fits, and
    2) and if "twitchiness" is an issue on a "racing bike" maybe something with a longer wheelbase?

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    I can only comment on he DeRosa. I've never ridden a Ti bike, nor have I ridden that name brand.

    DeRosas, especially their steel bikes, have a long legacy of racing as well as being great bikes to "just ride." I've found this reputation to be absolutely correct. My best, newest, bike is a 1994 DeRosa. It's got around 60, 000 miles on it. Once in a while, I'll go out to shop for a new bike. I always come back with the opinion that some of the new bikes are prety nice, but I like the DeRosa so much that I haven't been really tempted yet.
    Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you'll be a mile away & you'll have their shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Versatile

    Once in a while, I'll go out to shop for a new bike. I always come back with the opinion that some of the new bikes are prety nice, but I like the DeRosa so much that I haven't been really tempted yet.
    That is incredible! I constantly yearn for more bikes. Right now I really want a new Pinarello Prince SL that an online store is unloading for $1599. But my wife just won't understand how important another bike is

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    More to the point, you need to decide which bike fits best. The Serotta's have very modern geometry and much more advanced tubesets which will yield a lighter and stiffer frame (in theory.) Fit is the ultimate factor in buying any bike. A half a centimeter can make a profound difference in comfort.

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    Go to the DeRosa forum there are a few threads on the Neo primato

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    I guess my question is, if Mr. Versitile has been on the same bike since 1994, what is he doing in the Bike and Frames forum? How did you find us cycle pornographers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ox_rider
    I guess my question is, if Mr. Versitile has been on the same bike since 1994, what is he doing in the Bike and Frames forum? How did you find us cycle pornographers?

    he likes to watch?

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    I guess I would answer this way. If I saw a Derosa Neo Primato on the street I would rubber neck a lot longer than if I saw a Fierte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireFred
    he likes to watch?
    LOL! Good question. Other bikes come & go. I've had other bikes during that time, just none that I've liked as much as the DeRosa. If you count childhood,I've been cycling since about 1950. I love riding and bikes, always have, and I'm always interested in learning more about what new innovations are out there. Whenever I can, I'll offer a suggestion if it's something I've had 1st hand experience with. I don't offer advice about something I've never personally used.
    Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you'll be a mile away & you'll have their shoes.

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    Fit, of course, should be your primary concern. But, all things being equal fitwise, I would take the DeRosa hands down. The Fierta, despite its Serotta heritage, looks like just any other sloping top tube, compact frame. But that's my taste. If you like compact frames or the fit is better, I am sure the Fierte would be a nice bike.

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