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Help me ID and value this De Rosa(9 posts)

Help me ID and value this De Rosachindogu
Jun 26, 2002 10:47 AM
Saved it from the dumpster. Any idea as to it's year, model or value? I've been looking for a nice frame for a fixed gear project, whould the Italian bike gods look down upon me if I ditched the Dura Ace components?
re: Help me ID and value this De Rosachindogu
Jun 26, 2002 10:48 AM
Another shot.
lucky guy..colker
Jun 26, 2002 12:16 PM
it looks like it's a top machine.restore the frame to it's beauty and yes.. ditch the dura ace.what size is that? a 54?
I want to shop in your neighborhood trash! (NM)mikebikr
Jun 26, 2002 12:32 PM
If its a 56cm we can deal!!lanterne rouge
Jun 26, 2002 10:31 PM
If that beauty happens to be a 56 cm we might be able to work a trade for a Paramount you can turn into a fixed gear. Interested?
Jun 27, 2002 3:56 PM
Doesn't this strike anyone else as an odd find for a dumpster? I think before I claimed it as my own I might make an effort to find out if it was stolen, and from whom. I'd feel better about it that way....
it's the second derosa rescued form trash in rbrcolker
Jun 27, 2002 6:55 PM
first was a profesional. a couple of months a go..
Jun 28, 2002 3:56 AM
One more and people may think its an organization....
Hot or Not?chindogu
Jun 28, 2002 4:45 AM
You found us out!

I'm the leader of a bike thieve ring called the "De Rosa Divers Dumpster, L.L.C." We steal classic De Rosas, claim we found them in the trash, and them restore them to their original condition and sell them for a high mark-up. We've found it'a a lot less effort and more profit them pimping, car jacking or purse snatching.

Just to put your fears to rest, this was a dumpster save from a friend who intimatly knows the folks who tried to toss it out. Value is realtive and to them it was a worthless hunk of dusty steel. Long live the 'Tripple D's'.