Custom De Rosa Protos (6.44kgs)

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Seedster
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by Seedster

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.

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Frame - De Rosa Protos w/ Viva L'Italia Custom Paint
Fork - De Rosa Protos w/ Viva L'Italia Custom Paint
Headset - FSA low profile
Post collar - Fairwheel carbon collar (matte 3k weave)
Seatpost - WR Compositi WRC (matte 3k weave)
Seat - Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow
Stem - WR Compositi ST-1 (matte 3k weave)
Handlebar - Time Ergodrive (matte 3k weave)
Bartape - Supacaz
bottle cages - Arundel Dave-O
Cables - Campagnolo Ultra Shift
Brakes - Campagnolo Record Dual Pivot
Fr derailleur - Campagnolo Record EPS
Rr derailleur - Campagnolo Record EPS
Cranks - THM Clavicula SE (175mm)
Chainrings - Carbon Ti
(53x39)
Chainring bolts - Carbon Ti
Bottom Bracket - Kogel ceramic BB86 to BB30
Chain - Campagnolo Record
Shifters - Campagnolo Record EPS ErgoPower
Cassette - Campagnolo Super Record (11-29)
hubs - Carbon-Ti X-Hub Road SP (F:20h, R:24)
Spokes - Sapim CX ray black spokes with black nipples
Rims - WR Compositi T51-W (matte 3k weave)
Tires - Veloflex Arenberg Tubular
Pedals - Time Xpresso 6
Top Cap - Carbon Ti X-Cap
Wheel Tape - Effetto Mariposa Carogna Tubular Tape
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by tbrix

That is one gorgeous frame. Can't wait to see the whole bike. Good luck :thumbup:

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kgt
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by kgt

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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by corky

New one coming.......direct mount brakes, hidden seat clamp.......

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by Voye

Nothing wrong with this thing.....good choice, nice frame, make it look great!

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JKolmo
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by JKolmo

Nice project! Eager to see the result!

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by td100

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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by nestornnk

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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jimaizumi
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by jimaizumi

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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by Fluoro7

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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mriddle
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by mriddle

Great frame and color!
I'd rethink the Time stem....
Keep us posted.

Seedster
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by Seedster

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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Seedster
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by Seedster

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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by bm0p700f

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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Calnago
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by Calnago

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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