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sam1176uk
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De Rosa Merak

Postby sam1176uk » Wed Jan 15, 2014 09:26 am

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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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:00 am

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!

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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby NapoleonD » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:20 am

But also take the warning stickers off ;)
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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:23 am

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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby sam1176uk » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:23 am

The warning stickers are coming off, took me so long to take the Fulcrum ones off that I gave up by that stage!

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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby NapoleonD » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:25 am

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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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby sam1176uk » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:27 am

Thanks, will give that a try!

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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby NapoleonD » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:28 am

Take the tyres off first though!
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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby diamonddog » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:34 am

Looks nice, wouldn't add any green though but hey it's your bike.

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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby RideOnTime » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:58 am

Like the bottle holder...

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Canny lad
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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby Canny lad » Wed Jan 15, 2014 14:30 pm

Nice. Half black/half green bar tape for me to finish it off.

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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby duckson » Wed Jan 15, 2014 15:19 pm

Some Vittoria Open Pave's would go nicely with the side green stripes.

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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby FransJacques » Wed Jan 15, 2014 16:39 pm

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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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby sam1176uk » Wed Jan 15, 2014 16:46 pm

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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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby FleshTuxedo » Wed Jan 15, 2014 17:22 pm

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:

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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby matig0l » Wed Jan 15, 2014 20:42 pm

FleshTuxedo wrote: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.

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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby GMB » Wed Jan 15, 2014 20:59 pm

Beautiful as it is - certainly doesn't need any more green.
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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby IrishMac » Wed Jan 15, 2014 21:40 pm

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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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby Galatzo » Wed Jan 15, 2014 22:09 pm

Less is more as they say !
Step away from the coloured rubber and carry on riding.
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Re: De Rosa Merak

Postby littledove44 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 22:17 pm

Gorgeous. The bag has to go though.
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