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De Rosa Merak

sam1176uksam1176uk Posts: 524
edited January 2014 in Your road bikes
Here is my 2012 De Rosa Merak

Campag Veloce Groupset
Fulcrum Racing Quattro wheelset, debadged
Fizik Arione Saddle
Lizardskin tape
Conti GP4000s tyres

Thinking about adding either green bar tape or green tyres, to break up the all black theme, what do you think?

Not the best photo, apologies for the poor camerawork!

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  • alihisgreatalihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    Looks nice.. but you need to observe the OCP rules! http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=12618247

    I quite like the look of the de-stickered Quattros too.. might do it with mine!
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    But also take the warning stickers off ;)
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  • sam1176uksam1176uk Posts: 524
    The warning stickers are coming off, took me so long to take the Fulcrum ones off that I gave up by that stage!
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Dead quick with a hair dryer!!! Heat and peel, heat and peel. Takes about 1 minute per side on a mavic wheel, a bit more for fulcrum/campag
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  • sam1176uksam1176uk Posts: 524
    Thanks, will give that a try!
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Take the tyres off first though!
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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,422
    Looks nice, wouldn't add any green though but hey it's your bike.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Like the bottle holder...
  • canny_ladcanny_lad Posts: 329
    Nice. Half black/half green bar tape for me to finish it off.
  • ducksonduckson Posts: 961
    Some Vittoria Open Pave's would go nicely with the side green stripes.

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  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    Finally, a De Rosa. My closet favourite framesmith of all time.

    It looks perfect and would benefit from some much more in-focus pictures please.

    Bars and brake leveers are set up perfectly! A lot of folks need to take note of the bar angle and the height of the levers and the resulting horisontal shelf created with zero transition from bar top to lever. This is how God intended it when She invented the velocipede.

    Pave's are only for Flanders, Woodcote CX sportive, PR, and select others. They're too expensive and slow for what they are. Ultremos kick them to the kerb in most cases. I've been commuting on a 28mm ZX this winter with good results so far.
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  • sam1176uksam1176uk Posts: 524
    Thanks for the comments, I will do my best to get some better photos!

    I was thinking about these, with the green stripe, but it is hard to tell if the colours match up http://www.bikesheduk.com/schwalbe-ultr ... -bike-tyre

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  • fleshtuxedofleshtuxedo Posts: 1,843
    Great bike. Don't overco-ordinate and add more green - it's the ruin of many a nice bike. I think it's just right as it is...

    You also know that coloured rubber grips less well than black? Coloured tyres are for dorks :wink:
  • matig0lmatig0l Posts: 37
    Great bike. Don't overco-ordinate and add more green - it's the ruin of many a nice bike. I think it's just right as it is...

    You also know that coloured rubber grips less well than black? Coloured tyres are for dorks :wink:
    This ^

    Lovely bike. Congrats.
  • gmbgmb Posts: 456
    Beautiful as it is - certainly doesn't need any more green.
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  • IrishMacIrishMac Posts: 328
    Have a look at the Mowa and hope bits and bobs such as valve caps, stem bolt, bottle cage bolts etc. They look brilliant on any bike, without standing out too much like tyres/handlebar tape. Try to stick with one brand throughout though, several shades of green would look dodgy!

    Wiggle also have Cinelli bar ends in whatever colour you like,(Green!)

    There's plenty of green quick release skewers on the market too, but make sure you get internal cams :lol:

    Deadly bike regardless! You just have to do it justice now :D
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  • galatzogalatzo Posts: 1,295
    Less is more as they say !
    Step away from the coloured rubber and carry on riding.
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  • Gorgeous. The bag has to go though.
    Rule #29.
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    Gorgeous. The bag has to go though.
    Rule #29.
    I believe that is the no European Posterior man satchels rule?

    Everything goes in the jersey pockets these days.

    I'd leave the black tape or it will look like the Riddler's bike with green. Looks good as it is
  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    IrishMac wrote:
    Have a look at the Mowa and hope bits and bobs such as valve caps, stem bolt, bottle cage bolts etc. They look brilliant on any bike, without standing out too much like tyres/handlebar tape. Try to stick with one brand throughout though, several shades of green would look dodgy!

    Wiggle also have Cinelli bar ends in whatever colour you like,(Green!)

    There's plenty of green quick release skewers on the market too, but make sure you get internal cams :lol:

    Deadly bike regardless! You just have to do it justice now :D
    oi tink yer pooling his leg dere?

    Why not some emerald shamrock stickers to boot? really confuse it with a 'Nag :)

    New pics yet?
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  • sam1176uksam1176uk Posts: 524
    Thanks for the comments and suggestions, they are taken on board and I have ditched the green tape/tyres idea! The Mowa stuff looks pretty funky, might pick up one or two bits and see how they look :)

    Will get better pics organised asap..
  • sam1176uksam1176uk Posts: 524
    Is this a bit better...?

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  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    Even better now. Love the single cage, that's luxury. It just looks really well set up and ready for action.

    The stem is intriguing, what is it? Looks like a 90 degree job.

    Is it a reflection or are the spacers not black?
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  • sam1176uksam1176uk Posts: 524
    Thanks Frans, the stem is just a cheap FSA 6 degree aluminium one, i am going to order a carbon stem and bars this week though :)
    The spacers in the photo are polished aluminium, but have since been replaced with matte carbon ones last night, as well as the top cap!
  • IrishMacIrishMac Posts: 328
    @FransJacques That's what I'm aiming for :lol:http://bit.ly/1aF7gaS :lol:

    To be fair though, they do look class when done right :)

    I've my bike covered in red bolts, skewers, you name it :D

    Lovely bike:)
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    sam1176uk wrote:
    Is this a bit better...?

    SL372195_zps88775405.jpg


    yes.... :D
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