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2010 De Rosa Merak - images added

PretrePretre Posts: 355
edited July 2010 in Your road bikes
After a 5.5 month wait ( :evil:)I've got my De Rosa at last & it's a beauty! :D:D
Official size 68.5cm
It's not completely finished as the LBS didn't have the right SRAM BB fitting that fits the bike, so they've loaned me a Campag Athena crankset for a few days & they'll come round to my house to change it in a few days time.

Pictures taken inside as it's not at all nice out today..

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Frame: De Rosa Merak
Forks: De Rosa
Bars:FSA K-Wing Carbon Compact
Stem: FSA OS99 CSI
Headset: De Rosa
Bar Tape: ITM - white

Front Brake Lever:SRAM Force
Front Caliper:SRAM Force
Rear Brake Lever:SRAM Force
Rear Caliper:SRAM Force

Shifters:SRAM Force
Cables:SRAM
Front Mech:SRAM Force
Rear Mech:SRAM Force

Seat:Specialized Toupe Gel
Seat Post:De Rosa ISP
Seat Post Clamp:De Rosa

Cranks:SRAM Force (see above for why they're not on the bike yet)
Chainring(s):SRAM 50/34
Chain:SRAM
Cassette:SRAM Force 12/27
Pedals:Time RXS Carbon
Bottom Bracket:SRAM (see above)

Front Wheel:Shimano Dura-Ace WH7850 C24 CL
Rim:Shimano Dura-Ace WH7850 C24 CL
Spokes:Shimano Dura-Ace WH7850 C24 CL
Hub:Shimano Dura-Ace WH7850 C24 CL
Tube:Specialized
Tire:Conti GP4000S

Back Wheel:Shimano Dura-Ace WH7850 C24 CL
Rim:Shimano Dura-Ace WH7850 C24 CL
Spokes:Shimano Dura-Ace WH7850 C24 CL
Hub:Shimano Dura-Ace WH7850 C24 CL
Tube:Specialized
Tire:Conti GP4000S

Accessories:TBC - maybe 2 Elite De Rosa Carbon bottle cages

Weight:7.3kgs :D

Other info:Serously light compared to my Roubaix Comp. Only ridden from LBS to home so far (about 3 miles or so), in the rain & gusty wind along a very busy main road with potholes everywhere but first impression is very, very good :D)
I might also treat myself to some Tme I-Clic pedals at some point.

Posts

  • ScottiePScottieP Posts: 599
    Very nice indeed - enjoy.

    I really like the De Rosa/SRAM combination too!
    My cycling blog: http://girodilento.com/
  • I love De Rosa's, they look stunning, and this is definitely no exception!! :)
  • CarbonCopyCarbonCopy Posts: 492
    Yes very nice.
  • PretrePretre Posts: 355
    Thanks
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    68.5? Jeez, you must be over 7' tall :shock:
  • PretrePretre Posts: 355
    NapoleonD wrote:
    68.5? Jeez, you must be over 7' tall :shock:

    Not quite... :lol: Slightly odd De Rosa sizing.. seems to be from BB to top of the ISP
  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    I'll look out for it chained up outside Norbury Grill.

    Nice.
  • Err, lot of headset spacers there. I'm not trying to be clever or cause problems, but I was once warned by a bike shop mechanic about setting the handlebars/stem high. He told me it wasn't safe to do so. Guess it depends on what the steerer is designed for.

    But still, nice looking bike, like De Rosa's alot!
  • PretrePretre Posts: 355
    Fair point but completely setup by the LBS so hopefully they know what they they were doing - also done like that as it replicates my old Roubaix sizing so I'll quite possibly be changing it after a while.
  • k2riderk2rider Posts: 575
    thats just not nice!................................its bloody lovely!
    who cares?
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    You need to cut in above the skirting board! :oops:

    Nice bike, though.
    I bet it's well worth the lengthy wait... :wink:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • nicensleazynicensleazy Posts: 2,310
    Very nice old chap, I had a De Rosa Idol in that colour some years ago!
  • nicensleazynicensleazy Posts: 2,310
    On another point, I also tried those bars out on my EPS, however the campag hoods didn't sit that geat so were uncomfortable. I perfer 3T.
  • PretrePretre Posts: 355
    hopper1 wrote:
    You need to cut in above the skirting board! :oops:

    Nice bike, though.
    I bet it's well worth the lengthy wait... :wink:

    :lol: DIY is very much not my strong point...
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    I get someone else to do all my DIY.
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Pretre wrote:
    :lol: DIY is very much not my strong point...

    No censored , Sherlock :wink::wink:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • Looks great, enjoy the bike.

    A personal rant - I do NOT get these months long waits for production frames - is it a case of the producers trying to "create a demand through artificial shortages"??

    I just took delivery of a custom handbuilt - 4 months from deposit to delivery.

    I don't get the wait times, really don't.
  • SquillinossettSquillinossett Posts: 1,678
    I dont like it...........












    I want to marry it! Very nice, like the whole look of it!
  • PretrePretre Posts: 355
    Quick update - managed to crash into the back of a car back in April - triple pelvic fracture :shock: - off work for 2 months, still can't get on a road bike :cry: but managed to do 15mins on a gym bike the other day :D
    Bike needs to be written off, per LBS :cry::cry: - too fast a crash so too dangerous to trust riding it again.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Pretre wrote:
    Quick update - managed to crash into the back of a car back in April - triple pelvic fracture :shock: - off work for 2 months, still can't get on a road bike :cry: but managed to do 15mins on a gym bike the other day :D
    Bike needs to be written off, per LBS :cry::cry: - too fast a crash so too dangerous to trust riding it again.
    :shock:

    Get well soon mate!
  • PretrePretre Posts: 355
    Thanks - s/b back on a road bike (indoors) next month, I hope
  • El DiegoEl Diego Posts: 440
    :shock: Wit Wooooooo
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