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.
In 1990 Ugo De Rosa embarked on a new project to build a bicycle from titanium tubes which would stand up to rigors of professional racing and have the ride quality of a DeRosa. Ugo spent over three years in the reserach and development phase of his newly project. In late 1993 the DeRosa Titanio was born and delivered to the Gewiss-Ballan Team. The results were fantastic, the riders were flying on their racing machines. The Gewiss-Ballan team collected over 40 victories in 1994, some of their biggest were: Milan-San Remo (G.Furlan), Liege-Bastogne-Liege (E.Berzin), Fleche Vallone (Argentin, Furlan, Berzin), Giro d’Italia (Berzin beating M.Indurain), Tour of Lombary (V.Bobrik).
Proudly presenting this extraordinary racing machine from mid 1990s – DE ROSA Titanio. Superb frame is made of superlight titanium tubeset, marked with at the bottom bracket shell and equipped with Campagnolo Record titanium 9s groupset, superb Shamal 12 HPW Titanium wheels, Flite Titanium saddle, 3ttt Titanium cockpit. A bike with a soul that brings back mid 1990s memories.
Love at first sight. Nice catch for any De Rosa collector. Amazing condition.
Frame: DeRosa Titanio (frame no. EA 897)
– seat tube (c-t): 59 cm
– seat tube (c-c): 57 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56.5 cm
– headset tube: 16 cm
-standover: 82.5 cm
Wheeslet: Campagnolo Shamal 12 HPW Titanium
Crankset: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s 172.5mm (53/39)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Headset: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Levers: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record Titanium 9s
Stem: 3ttt Titanium (120 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Prima 220
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record (27,2mm)
Seat: Selle Italia Flite Titanium
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 9s
Chain: Campagnolo C9
Pedals: Campagnolo Record
Tires: Veloflex Corsa
Handlebar Tape: cork, white (original)
Condition: Mint condition. Ridden a few times maybe. Original paint and decals.
Era: mid 1990s