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. Eddy Merckx switched from Colnago to DeRosa frames because he felt the Derosa’s were stiffer, likely because of specially designed diamond-shape chainstay and thick seatstay. Eddy Merckx won the Super Prestige in years ’73, ’74 and ’75 and those were e 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 early 1980s. The frame is work of art, made of Columbus SL tubing, featuring the perfection and attention to details to providing the best performance you might expect from early 80s racing machine. Build with complete Campagnolo Super Record groupset (PAT.81), NiSi rims and original 3ttt stem and handlebar.
Iconic and very collectible. Ready for any historic cycling event.
Frame & Fork: DeRosa, Columbus SL steel
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 170mm (52/42, PAT81)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record (PAT.81)
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Handlebar: 3ttt Competizione, 40cm (c-c)
Stem: 3ttt (10cm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record (32s)
Rims: NiSi (32h)
Tubulars: Vittoria Nuovo Pro /Rally
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record, 27,2mm
Seat: San Marco Rolls (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Leather straps: Christiophe (black, new)
Handlebar Tape: Yellow (New)
Condition: Used, but in good/original condition. The frame has no cracks, no rust and is not bend. Groupset and wheelset are in good condition.
Era: early 1980s