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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:29 am 
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Thought I would share a sneak peek of my new winter project. One of, if not the last 2016 Protos from their factory in Cusano Milanino. I requested a tricolore scheme with some of the superfluous striping removed.

I hope to have the frame by next week. I will weight it, but with color scheme, large size (59)and clear coat I am not expecting a weightweenie.

I haven't decided on wheels, but i would love to try Lightweights. Cockpit will be a mix of Time ergodrive bar, selle Italia, WR Compositi. I will go EPS to compliment my mechanical Time RXR Ulteam.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:57 am 
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That is one gorgeous frame. Can't wait to see the whole bike. Good luck :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:23 am 
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Simply amazing!
Any idea why they stopped producing this beauty? IMO that was one of the nicest De Rosa frames ever.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:43 am 
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New one coming.......direct mount brakes, hidden seat clamp.......


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:09 am 
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Nothing wrong with this thing.....good choice, nice frame, make it look great!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:38 pm 
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Nice project! Eager to see the result!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:54 pm 
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Seedster wrote:
Thought I would share a sneak peek of my new winter project. One of, if not the last 2016 Protos from their factory in Cusano Milanino. I requested a tricolore scheme with some of the superfluous striping removed.

I hope to have the frame by next week. I will weight it, but with color scheme, large size and clear coat I am not expecting a weightweenie.

I haven't decided on wheels, but i would love to try Lightweights or Bora's. Cockpit will be a mix of Time ergodrive, selle Italia, WR Compositi. I will go EPS to compliment my mechanical Time.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:58 pm 
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The color is wonderful. Great choice and wise choice of components

The Protos is by far the best frame De Rosa produced.

Enjoy it


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:40 am 
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Woo!!! That is one hell of a looker! Fluo is the new black and I love the red bits! Is the frame in a matte finish because if it is, you'll stay busy trying to keep the frame clean!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:10 am 
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Awesome color scheme! Very much looking forward to this build. I think you need to put carbon rims on this one (or black anodized al rims) as the colors will really pop.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:54 am 
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Great frame and color!
I'd rethink the Time stem....
Keep us posted.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:21 am 
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jimaizumi wrote:
Woo!!! That is one hell of a looker! Fluo is the new black and I love the red bits! Is the frame in a matte finish because if it is, you'll stay busy trying to keep the frame clean!


I insisted on a clear coat because of the issues I have seen with the matte white frames. See below

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:23 am 
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mriddle wrote:
Great frame and color!
I'd rethink the Time stem....
Keep us posted.


I'm doing a matte exposed carbon weave Time aero handlebar. The stem I'm considering is a similar 3k weave WR Compositi stem and matching seatpost. I'll post pics of it later in the thread.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:03 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:10 pm 
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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.

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