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 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.
Happy to offer this legendary steel machine, Ugo De Rosa‘s masterpiece from 1975. 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 mid 1970s racing machine. Completely equiped with superb Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, 3ttt cockpit and saddle. Love at first sight!
Iconic and very collectible. Ready for L’Eroica and other historic cycling events.
Frame & Fork: DeRosaStrada, Columbus SL steel
-seat tube (c-t): 55,5 cm,
-top tube (c-c): 54,5 cm,
-headset tube: 12,8 cm,
-standover: 79,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 170mm
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Handlebar: 3ttt Competizione, 40cm (c-c)
Stem: 3ttt (100mm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record (32s)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record, 27,2mm
Seat: 3ttt (new old stock)
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Toe cage / leather straps: Christiophe (new)
Handlebar Tape: Cotton, biege (new)
Condition: Used, but in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no rust and is not bend. The frame was refubrished by professional guy. Groupset and wheelset are in good condition. All parts are working fine.