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DE ROSA Eddy Merckx Molteni, Campagnolo Nuovo Record, 53cm (1972-73)

Ugo De Rosa, one of the most successful frame builders was born on January 27, 1934 in Milan, Italy. His passion led him to study mechanics and engineering at a technical college. Later, in the early 1950s he opened his first shop and commenced the manufacture of racing bicycles. He supplied many champions with his high-end bicycles and also strongly influenced the cycling industry with his amazing bikes from Cusano Milanino.

In early 1960s Ugo De Rosa gained a reputation and started to export his bikes across Europe. Ugo built a bike for  Rick Van Looij and followed him in a team car when he became a world champion in 1961. De Rosa also built bikes for Gestone Nencini and Max Meyer. In 1969 he started to collaborate with Gianni Motta and reached the top in 1973 when he supplied Eddy Merckx and Molteni Team for several years.

Eddy Merckx ”The Cannibal” was born on June 17 1945 and was a professional cyclist from 1961 to 1978. Cycling fans consider him to be the most successful cyclist in history, with 525 victories to his name.  He won the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia five time each, has won all of the top events except for the Paris-Tours, has won the Vuelta a España, has won the World championship as both a professional and as an amateur, and has broken the world hour record. The Cannibal joined at the end of 1970, having twice won the Tour de France and two editions of the Giro di Italia.

Eddy Merckx - Molteni Team 1972

Eddy Merckx – MOLTENI Team 1973


Proudly presenting another iconic Italian racing machine, the 1973 DE ROSA Eddy Merckx shinning in famous Molteni Team paintjob. The frame is work of art and was the reference by which other steel frames were judged back in early 1970s. Fully build with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, Cinelli stem and handlebar, Fir clincher wheels.

The legend. Ready for L’Eroica.

Frame & Fork: DE ROSA EDDY MERCKX Molteni


– seat tube (c-t): 53 cm

– top tube (c-c): 52.5 cm

– headset tube: 10.3 cm

– standover: 77 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Brake Levers: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Handlebar: Cinelli

Stem: Cinelli (90mm)

Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Rims: Fir, clinchers

Freewheel: Regina Oro (6 speed)

Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (27,2mm)

Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Toe cage: Christophe

Leather straps: Christophe

Tires: Veloflex Master (new)

Handlebar Tape: cotton, biege



Condition: Used, but good condition. The frame was completelly restored with new paint and decals. Groupset is in good condition. All parts are working fine.

Year: 1972-73

PRICE: 2899€ (was 3499€)

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