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    Default De Rosa Neo Primato

    Finally recieved my custom De Rosa Neo Primato. I had lusted a De Rosa, since 1997 or so. My racing friend rode a Giro'd Italia in Ferrari Red. Although that young man stopped racing after that season and never rode his bike again, I continued to dream and hope that one day, a De Rosa would be my everyday bike.
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    After looking at a lot of different distributors, I chose Bellasporti of Switzerland. Andrea was great to work with, and as the Neo Primato is a Black Label level frameset, I was able to get custom Bordeaux white paint and a flat crown fork. It took about 15 weeks from payment to delivery.

    Unfortunately I am not able to finish the build today because I was stumped by this weird rear derailleur braze on ring and must source a stepdown ferulle.
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    Yash Katsumi

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    Default Re: De Rosa Neo Primato

    Looks nice, post more picks. If you need a step down ferrule I’d be happy to mail you one.
     

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    Default Re: De Rosa Neo Primato

    Quote Originally Posted by Msriddle View Post
    Looks nice, post more picks. If you need a step down ferrule I’d be happy to mail you one.
    Thank you for the offer for the ferrule! I was able to find one at the LBS, so hopefully I can have this up and running by tomorrow.
    Yash Katsumi

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    Default Re: DeRosa

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    De Rosa new build can also be seen here:
    https://www.velocipedesalon.com/foru...ato-50302.html
    Shoot. I searched for De Rosa, and not Derosa so I did not see this thread. I will migrate my updates to this thread from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    Shoot. I searched for De Rosa, and not Derosa so I did not see this thread. I will migrate my updates to this thread from now on.
    Even better, I merged the threads. Thanks @Blue Jays for catching that. I also updated the title of this thread to De Rosa, since that's the proper name of the company.

    PS, yashkatsumi, that's a great color. Looking forward to seeing the full build.
     

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    Thank you Matt for merging the threads!

    I only have about 100 miles on this bike, and am still dialing it in. Initial thoughts are that the ride is very stable, surprisingly stiff, and the front fork is less buzzy than the 333fab, which has a carbon fork on a 44mm head tube. Report back tomorrow to see how it does on a fast 50 mile group ride.

    The only thing I may change is the bar tape to all black, or all white.
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    That deserves white tape for sure. Beautiful build.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    Thank you Matt for merging the threads!

    I only have about 100 miles on this bike, and am still dialing it in. Initial thoughts are that the ride is very stable, surprisingly stiff, and the front fork is less buzzy than the 333fab, which has a carbon fork on a 44mm head tube. Report back tomorrow to see how it does on a fast 50 mile group ride.

    The only thing I may change is the bar tape to all black, or all white.
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    Is that a 53cm frame and a 12cm stem?
    I came here for the socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker View Post
    Is that a 53cm frame and a 12cm stem?
    52cm (53.5cm TT) with a 12cm stem (good eye!). I have above average length arms. My Zank road bike geo is just about the same. The saddle height is around 72cm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    52cm (53.5cm TT) with a 12cm stem (good eye!). I have above average length arms. My Zank road bike geo is just about the same. The saddle height is around 72cm.
    De Rosas are tall.... it looks like a 53cm. I have the same saddle height and use the same stem length but w/a 53.5 top tube is too short. Bike fit is a mistery..
    Anyways: nice bike! I need a Primato.
    I came here for the socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker View Post
    De Rosas are tall.... it looks like a 53cm. I have the same saddle height and use the same stem length but w/a 53.5 top tube is too short. Bike fit is a mistery..
    Anyways: nice bike! I need a Primato.
    Do you run like a 55cm Tt? Bike fit is a mystery. Whenever I try someone else's bike, I think, gross, how do you ride this thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    Do you run like a 55cm Tt? Bike fit is a mystery. Whenever I try someone else's bike, I think, gross, how do you ride this thing?
    I ride a 54 seat tube w/a 54.5cm top tube, 73.5 seat angle, seatpost w/25mm setback and 120 stem. The head tube is tall but everything else fits right.
    I came here for the socks.

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    I had to take the De Rosa apart for our move down to DC and I finally had time to built it up again. Last week I scored a really nice Blackinc 30 carbon clincher from our sponsor shop, ProbikeFC, which marks my first go on a fancy wheelset.

    I tested the bike on a group ride this morning. The ride was fast, wet, and cold, which was the perfect environment to test out this bike and note any weaknesses or potential issues. My usual bike is a ti 333fab all roads. It was quite a change to go from a disc brake bike to a rim brake bike trying to stop a set of carbon rims. I had to adjust my braking style a bit to accomodate this new change. The rim brakes worked well, but they were not as confidence inspiring as the discs, and definitely not as smooth, but not nearly as crappy as I was expecting! (I still have images of ullrich falling down the side of a mountain because his carbon Lightweights could not slow down the kaiser). They make a lot of noise as well.

    So far, I am really impressed with the Neo Primato. Although not light at 17.5 pounds (there was a gentleman on the ride with a 13 pound Factor o2) there seems to be a springiness and a liveliness that I had not experienced from a bike in a long time. The lugged frameset combined with the wide carbon wheels smooth out the roads, but there is still an inner fire coming from the frameset which makes me believe that many good riders raced the crap out of bikes like this, not too long ago.

    There were some guys in the group ride today who had never seen a lugged frameset before and did not know what it was.

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    Beautiful. Probably my favorite classic Italian steel frame
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by soupless View Post
    Beautiful. Probably my favorite classic Italian steel frame
    I still can't believe I finally own one. I nearly bought one in 2011 from Kane cycles in Belfast Northern Ireland for 800 pounds, but instead I bought a cannondale mountain bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    There were some guys in the group ride today who had never seen a lugged frameset before and did not know what it was.

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    Amazing. Though I suppose gravity still holds people's feet to the floor even if they've never heard of Isaac Newton.
     

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    I am still enjoying this bike. I made some small adjustments to make it just the way I want it. I recently added a powermeter, q rings, handbuilt wheels, and I swapped out the campagnolo for a shimano kit. Yes, some will mock the shimano, but functionally I like it so much better.

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    Very subdued and understated DeRosa.
     

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    Been using this as my main road bike. When the local pro guy crushes my soul on our weekly super fast group ride, I start doubting myself and my equipment and dream about how much easier the ride would be if I had a lighter, stiffer bike, but I think that is only natural no? During those moments of weakness I dream of a Look Huez 785 or a Factor O2.

    Immediately after the ride, and miraculously I survive, I feel guilty and go home and polish my de rosa.

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