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    De Rosa Super Prestige neo retro build

    Hi,

    I just wanted to show you my build, it is a De Rosa Super Prestige I found in my friends garage and for which he gladly accepted a Polar Watch. I instantly fell in love with it and decided to invest a little money to bring it back to life.

    Sorry guys if I didnt build it with vintage parts, but I like to ride it fast and altough it is as old as me it rides great.

    Here are the specs:

    - De Rosa Super Prestige frameset, size 52 1987 (Im not sure of the year)
    - De Rosa pantographed Nitto pearl quill stem,90 mm (this is a NOS I bought in Japan)
    - Nitto Jaguar seatpost and Nitto Noodle 42 cm handlebar
    - Full Campy Athena compact, 11 speed with white hoods
    - Custom wheelset; White Industries hubs, Sapim spokes, and velocity escape tubular rims, 24/32 3x lacing. Silver
    - Conti Sprinter tubies 21 mm
    - Selle San Marco Regal Vintage saddle
    - Brooks leather bar tape
    - Campy white cable housing

    Let me know what you think

    Jaime
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    I like it

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    I love it!
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    Very nice !
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    Great build.

    Dig that color on a De Rosa for sure.

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    That is one of the most beautiful bikes I've seen in a long time.

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    Very, very nice.

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    She's HOT!!
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    Thanks a lot!! The only bad thing about the color is that people keep asking me if I borrowed my sisters bike ja.

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    Bravo!

    Perfect use of old and new - makes for a stunning build

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    My De Rosa is way pinker than yours, and gets complements every time I ride it.


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    Love the frame and the build! Very nice.
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    It's not pink.

    It's rose colored!
    It all comes down to rule 5!!

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    Bellissimo!
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    Wow...EXCELLENT!

    I like that Nitto seat post, I haven't seen them before. Can you snap some close-up's of it?
    Just went looking on that auction site, pricey buggers but typical if this is the build I suspect it is.

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    very nice paint

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    One of the nicest bikes I have ever seen...beautiful!

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    I remember trying out a built-up bike with that frame, in that color and size, back in 1984, in Boston. Top tube was too long for me. Smooth-riding, though. Nice find!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimborello View Post
    Hi,

    I just wanted to show you my build, it is a De Rosa Super Prestige I found in my friends garage and for which he gladly accepted a Polar Watch.
    Does he have another one?

    I love everything about the build and I love the color of the frame. I was just reading someone's blog--they had restored an old Colnago and thought it was great--then they did a de Rosa, and it felt even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimborello View Post
    Thanks a lot!! The only bad thing about the color is that people keep asking me if I borrowed my sisters bike ja.
    Yeah, I probably would of asked that. No doubt it's a very nice machine and you've
    equipped well imo. I hear the current Campy levers are comfortable; Are they?
    I'm not sold on the current levers looks; Imo Campy was 'spot on' with the previous
    lever design, especially in the looks department; There's not a more beautiful lever out there than their 2nd generation ergo levers.
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    That is a beautiful bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quikrick1 View Post
    She's HOT!!
    More thatn HOT! FR@CKING HOT!

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