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    I bought a Giro d'Italia a few years back from another forum member. I tried contacting him here, but he must be elsewhere now. I have some pics that I can provide, including the numbers on the bottom bracket. It has a 1 1/8" TT and ST, and a 1 1/4" DT. I'll email pics to anyone who thinks they may help identify the frame. Here is one of the overall bike.
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    Looks to me like around a 1995, give or take a year. Know if it has EL-OS tubing or Neuron? If it were much newer, it would most likely have a threadless steerer and stem rather than quill stem. The OS tubing is a stong indication it is no older than the early 90's.
     

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    I think it is Neuron.
     

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    They made Giro d'Italias 1995-97.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayJay View Post
    Looks to me like around a 1995, give or take a year. Know if it has EL-OS tubing or Neuron? If it were much newer, it would most likely have a threadless steerer and stem rather than quill stem. The OS tubing is a stong indication it is no older than the early 90's.
    Yea, I would say mid 90s. My Primato (EL-OS) practically identical in design and same fading red-orange paint, and I place my frame at '95-'96.
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    Thanks guys. It is younger than it looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bironi View Post
    It is younger than it looks.
    Byron
    Yeah, even in the 90s (besides the Titano) DeRosa was mainly still building
    traditional lugged steel frames; Primato, Giro, Nuovo Classico, with just minor differences,
    the Giro has that 'webbed' bb shell.

    From the Gita catalog:

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    I'm impressed with the restraint and single-minded-ness of you VS forumites. "Help dating a DeRosa" and the comment "younger than it looks" had me going in a totally different direction here.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    I'm impressed with the restraint and single-minded-ness of you VS forumites. "Help dating a DeRosa" and the comment "younger than it looks" had me going in a totally different direction here.
    Me too!
    We lived across from the De la Rosa sisters in our early 20's - they were HAWT and WILLING.
    ……and they let us build a trial course in their backyard………..!
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    The DeRosa Sisters.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post


    The DeRosa Sisters.
    My Father always said convict and convent women are tough to date. No wonder bironi seeked v-salon's brain trust on the matter. Godspeed son.
     

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    talk about a bad habit...



    * Yes, I'll be here all week!
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    "A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." Hey, someone had to say it (in before the lock). Thread content: that is not paint, that is now patina.
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    dating a DeRosa...

    First, tell it that it looks nice. Compliment its bell. Tell it it is bella. Next, offer to buy it some nice tires. Don't be pushy though. Those Italians can be feisty.

    Could NOT resist...
     

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    Hey Byron,

    It's me Jason - one of the original owners. Just saw the PM notification. The frame was bought from a guy in Germany and I recall him saying that he bought it in '98 which would make sense.

    Glad you still have it; I was always intrigued by the geometry as it was a very stable handling bike.

    Here's a pic of it when I owned it...still looks great!

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    Ride the heck out of it,
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    The color looks a bit perkier there. I hang it out in a shop that takes filtered sunlight and I ride it a lot when the sun is out here in the PNW. I see the Columbus sticker that fell off over the years. I still love the ride. Thanks for passing it along to a shorter guy. Hope you are enjoying the newer Spectrum. A Spectrum would be on my list as well if my wallet were heavier. There are others on my list for a heavier wallet.

    Thanks Jason,
    Byron

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
    Hey Byron,

    It's me Jason - one of the original owners. Just saw the PM notification. The frame was bought from a guy in Germany and I recall him saying that he bought it in '98 which would make sense.

    Glad you still have it; I was always intrigued by the geometry as it was a very stable handling bike.

    Here's a pic of it when I owned it...still looks great!

    October 2005 004 resize.jpg


    Ride the heck out of it,
    Jason
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    Me too!
    We lived across from the De la Rosa sisters in our early 20's - they were HAWT and WILLING.
    ……and they let us build a trial course in their backyard………..!
    - Garro.
    Wouldn't you rather have had a pump track?
    Ducks!
     

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    Her little(r) sister:
    DeRosaKJG.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashburn View Post
    Wouldn't you rather have had a pump track?
    Ducks!
    That was inside ;)
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