Forty years ago, the road racing bikes ridden by the professional peloton were considerably more elegant than the computer designed machines of the present day. The subtle differences between a hand built machine constructed by a frame builder of the stature of De Rosa, and mass produced look-a-likes, are perhaps not immediately obvious to the untrained eye. This unassuming bike is a great example of understated refinement. This is a particularly well preserved example of the breed, displaying very few scratches or scrapes for its age. The metallic black paintwork and decals show barely any blemishes. The brake levers have miraculously avoided scratches for four decades, and are newly sheathed in fresh black rubber hoods.

The discerning collector will delight in the period correct Super/Nuovo gruppo, with its straight quick release levers, later curved at the behest of the American CPSC (the Consumer Product Safety Commission). Also of note are the delicate drilled and slotted front derailleur cage and clamp, and the pantographed outer chainring. The wheel set comprises Ambrosio Montreal anodised tubular rims laced to Record hubs, and are virtually unridden.

We topped the two bolt fluted Campagnolo seat post with a 3ttt saddle in black suede, and wound the padded black cloth tape around the 3ttt Superleggero Gimondi bend drop bars. New cables, a fresh Regina chain and new 27mm Challenge Paris-Roubaix Pro tubulars were all the extra garnish this bike build needed.

Currently offered for sale, please feel free to give us a call at the shop, or send a quick email at dustin@cicli-berlinetta.de!