Category Archives: De Rosa
I’m in Melbourne
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… for the Melburn Roobaix. That means I’ll be shooting the event and bikes, as well as doing some rides. I’ll be fairly busy while I’m in OZ, but am looking forward to the event.

Today, after landing at the airport, FYXO picked me up and we dropped off a customer’s vintage De Rosa road bike. Coincidentally, this will be ridden at the Roobaix. While Andy was shooting photos in a cobbled alleyway, I took a few of him doing his thing.

This is totally random but the bike looks great! See a few more below.

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Jun 27, 2014 Comments are OFF
Kenny’s #Messlife De Rosa
Kenny's #Messlife De Rosa

If you love something, thrash it. That’s exactly what Kenny has done with this bike. When he picked up this frame off local Craigslist, he was looking for a classic steel workhorse. It just so happened that he snagged a De Rosa… for a song. If you’re going to spend all day on a bike, it might as well be a great ride, right?

Using mostly spare parts and some swap-found components, he built it up with SRAM force, Profile hubs to H+Son Archetypes, trigger shifters on riser bars and kept the vintage 3T stem. A Wald Basket helps out in light and easy carries while Kenny still wears a backpack throughout the day for the bigger hauls.

This bike has character. The chain lock and u-lock bite marks on the Columbus decal alone do it for me!

Apr 22, 2014 27 comments
FYXO: Second Chances
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Photos by Andy White

This 1974 De Rosa was in need of some love. Turns out, Patebury‘s leatherwork makes classic Italian race bikes look even nicer. But we all know, it takes a great photographer to make a great bike look exceptional. Go see more at FYXO!

Feb 12, 2014 Comments are OFF
Merckx Mondays

Photos by Giovanni Pirajno

Sorry for the lack of updates today, I was out doing reconnoissance in the Angeles Forest. That and Tracko doesn’t have wifi at his bachelor pad. Speaking of no wifi, I doubt the De Rosa factory has it either.

I can’t get over this De Rosa-built Molteni road. Gahhhhhh. See more at FYXO!

Dec 16, 2013 1 comment
Keith Anderson: Wilting Rose
Wilted Rose

It’s really hard to not post just about every photo Keith Anderson puts up on his Flickr, but it’s impossible to not post this one in particular. He recently acquired a De Rosa, fit for restoration and knowing Keith’s work, it’ll be over the top. I really loved the wilting paint shown here though.

Apr 11, 2012 5 comments
Reader’s Rides: Guilherme’s De Rosa SLX Professional
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Photos by Guilherme Rosa

As you might have guessed, the Reader’s Rides posts are hard to stay on top of. I get so many emails from people showing me their latest rides and I can’t conceivably post them all (yet). For now, I’m relying on people like Guilherme who posses a great eye for composition, as well as a Beautiful Bicycle. His De Rosa SLX Professional caught my eye. Perhaps it’ll catch yours too.

Check out more below.

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Mar 19, 2012 1 comment