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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:24 pm 
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Not sure where the open mold chatter started, but his particular frame originated from their factory in Italy, not Taiwan/China.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:32 pm 
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Calnago wrote:
There's an open mold for this frame? So, is this nothing more than a paint job, although the killer paint job makes it worth it. Still, I'd be surprised to see De Rosa putting their name on an open mold frame, or at least not one that they didn't have exclusive rights to, but then it wouldn't be "open" any more would it. Looking forward to seeing this one all built up regardless.


Derosa R838 is 100% "open mold" . you can buy it as "ribble" as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:31 am 
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What Seedster said. Protos is not an open mold frame. It is an original design and the only carbon De Rosa frame that is 100% made in Italy. Maybe the new SK is also made in Italy but I am not sure.

Reviews with more info:

http://www.cyclist.co.uk/de-rosa/159/de ... tos-review

http://capovelo.com/2016-de-rosa-protos ... -reviewed/

http://www.gearist.com/2014/01/06/de-ro ... k-edition/

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:41 am 
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I don't think that made in Italy is a case with SK. Surely they, De Rosa, would be announcing this fact wherever it is possible.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:49 am 
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They had never 'announced' that Protos was made in Italy either, but it was.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:17 pm 
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bm0p700f wrote:
That is a frame I recognise. I am sure I seen the open mold version. Still the paint is very nice and it will make a lovely bike. I hope you do it justice.



There is no open mould for the Protos. Most of the lower level De Rosas are from Asia. The SK Pininfarina actually is as well. The Protos was and is true made in Italy.

This colour scheme is fantastic. Please no Time components on this one.

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Fabianinduplo wrote:
Please no Time components on this one.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:31 pm 
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It is the head tube design that made me think that it was possibly an open mold frame may not though. It matter's little to me where a frame is made so long as it is done properly.

What is wrong with Time components. Of course an all italian bike is obvious thing to do.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:47 pm 
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kgt wrote:
Fabianinduplo wrote:
Please no Time components on this one.

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I'll limit it to Time pedals ;-)


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bm0p700f wrote:
It is the head tube design that made me think that it was possibly an open mold frame may not though. It matter's little to me where a frame is made so long as it is done properly.

What is wrong with Time components. Of course an all italian bike is obvious thing to do.



I actually like Time frames a lot and have a Time ZXRS. The components, however, are all pretty fugly in my opinion...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:24 pm 
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Time components look fine, they just do not belong to an italian tricolore painted frame IMO.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:21 pm 
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kgt wrote:
Time components look fine, they just do not belong to an italian tricolore painted frame IMO.



The handlebar I was considering using was really understated, but I get the sentiment

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:35 pm 
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Weighed the frame today.

Frame - 1.3kg or 2.86lbs
Fork (uncut) - 380grams or .84lbs

Installed record cranks. Awaiting the eps upgrade kit


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:58 pm 
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Haven't decided on Wheelset. Record Crank installed and FedEx just dropped of record EPS V3 groupset. Still waiting on WR Compositi stem and seatpost

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:25 pm 
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bm0p700f wrote:
It is the head tube design that made me think that it was possibly an open mold frame may not though.

Head tube design? Dude, look at the size of the downtube where it meets the BB. It's twice the size of any other bike. There is nothing out there remotely like a Protos - and if there was you would recognise it instantly! :wink:


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