De Rosa ‘Titanio’ Road Frame set. 57cm
Original De Rosa ‘Titanio’ road frame set from 1994-1995. Handmade in Italy by one of the most respected frame builders of our time. De Rosa continue to produce titanium frames in extremely limited quantities, although now they are priced at $5500 and command a waiting time of up to 12 months.
This is an earlier model, very similar to those ridden by the highly successful Italian team Gewiss-Ballan. The frame was in excellent condition when we acquired it, but was recently professionally refinished in Italy with the classic ice blue/navy airbrush paint scheme. High quality De Rosa decals under clear coat give a professional finishing touch. The drive side chain stay and dropouts have been left as bare titanium to avoid paint chips. Optically, the frame looks similar to a classic ’90s steel frame, but with substantial weight savings and of course the superior corrosion resistance of titanium. It seems to resist dents better than most bicycle tubing too, leading to a long service life. Full chrome De Rosa unicrown fork made of Columbus Genius steel, in perfect condition. 130mm rear spacing for 8+ speed cassette hubs, and braze-ons on the down tube for your choice of DT shifters or Ergopower. 27.2mm seat post for your classic polished aluminium Record post, and 1″ threaded fork shaft for that classic quill stem. Obviously now in top condition with no cracks or dents.
- Seat tube c-c: 57cm
- Seat tube c-t: 59cm
- Top tube c-c: 57cm
- Head tube: 154mm
- Rear spacing: 130mm
- Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
- Bottom bracket thread: ITA
- Headset: 1″ threaded
- Wheel size: 700c
- Weight: Frame 1460g, Fork 640g
‘Headset’ is not included, it is only for the photographs.
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