Ugo De Rosa was born on January 27, 1934 in Milan, Italy andis certainly one of the best frame builders of all time. His passion for racing led him to study mechanics and engineering at a technical college, and 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 (Gianni Motta, Eddy Merckx and Francesco Moser…) and also manufactured masterpieces which strongly influenced the cycling industry with his amazing bikes from Cusano Milanino, Italy.
DeRosa’s statement from 1999 about new aluminium frames: ”The racing bike finally assumed the role it had earned on the two-wheels panorama, undergoing continuous technical updates. Aluminium had now been used for years also on frames for road bikes. Sometimes this was done without due consideration, too superficially. To avoid this pitfall, De Rosa began making alloy frames only when that material had no more secrets for him. It was with that attention, that philosophy combining tradition and evolution, that masterpieces like Merak took shape, frames that are appreciated all over the world.”
We are happy to offer one of these beauties to you. Superb DeRosa Merak Team 1999 frameset in amazing and original condition with integrated headset, original stem, seatpost clamp and Campagnolo downtube cable adjusters. A unique example of Ugo De Rosa’s legacy.
Frame & Fork: De Rosa Merak Team, Dedacciai SC61.10A
– seat tube (c-c): 52 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54 cm
– headset tube: 13,5cm
Condition: Used as a display bike. Some signs of storage. Original condition.