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DE ROSA Super Prestige, Campagnolo Nuovo Record, 55cm (1981) – SOLD
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 designed chainstay so the frame felt 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 that competition and Merckx’s achievement.
Here we are proudly presenting another legendary Italian steel machine, the Ugo De Rosa‘s masterpiece from 1981 – DE ROSA Super Prestige. 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 early 1980s racing machine. Equiped with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, 3ttt De Rosa pantographed stem and handlebar, Ambrosio rims, San Marco Concor saddle.
L’Eroica ready. Original condition. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: DeRosa Super Prestige, Columbus SL steel
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54.5 cm
– headset tube: 12 cm
– standover: 79 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (170mm)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Handlebar: 3ttt Competizione
Stem: 3ttt DeRosa (110mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rims: Ambrosio Montreal
Tubulars: Vittoria Rally
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (27,2mm)
Seat: San Marco Concor
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Toe cage: Christiophe
Handlebar Tape: Black, leather
Condition: Used, but good condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Original paint and decals. All parts are working fine.
Price: SOLD (April 2022)