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 (Gianni Motta, Eddy Merckx and Francesco Moser…), and also strongly influenced the cycling industry with his amazing bikes from Cusano Milanino.
The Super Prestige was not a single race, but a season long competition similar to the World Tour of today. Riders accumulated points throughout the year, with bigger races providing more points. It was a big deal to win because the idea was that the winner was truly the best all round rider of the year.
In 1973, Eddy Merckx switched from Colnago to DeRosa as frame supplier. Ugo De Rosa designed specially diamond-shape chainstay and very thick seatstay so the frame felt much stiffer. Eddy Merckx won the Super Prestige in years ’73, ’74 and ’75 and those were also the prime years that he officially rode De Rosa built bikes. Ugo De Rosa named their top model by
Happy to offer this legendary steel machine, the Ugo De Rosa‘s masterpiece from late 1970s. The frame is work of art, made of Columbus SL tubing, featuring the perfection and attention to details for providing the best performance you might expect from late 1970s racing machine. Equiped with iconic Campagnolo Super Record groupset (PAT.78) with beautiful DeRosa pantographed brake levers & chainring, 3ttt DeRosa cockpit and new old stock saddle.
Iconic and highly collectible. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: DeRosa, Columbus SL steel
-seat tube (c-t): 57 cm
-top tube (c-c): 56 cm
-headset tube: 13,8 cm
-standover: 81 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 170mm (52/42, PAT78)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT.78)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Record, DeRosa pantograph
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebar: 3ttt Competizione, 40cm (c-c)
Stem: 3ttt DeRosa (115mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record (32s)
Tubulars: Vittoria Rally (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record, 27,2mm
Seat: 3ttt (new old stock)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Toe cage / leather straps: Christiophe (new)
Handlebar Tape: Benotto, light gold (new old stock)
Condition: Used, but in good condition. The frame has no dents, no rust and is not bend. Original paint and decals. Chrome is in very good condition. Groupset and wheelset are in very good condition. All parts are working fine.