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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:20 am 
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Hi, I would like to ask for some advice. I'd like to sell this circa 95 De Rosa titanum frame. It rides beautifully, but I'm mostly riding my Serotta and my Pegoretti steel bikes, so I can't justify keeping it. It has seen little use, but the clear coat De Rosa used to apply to their ti frames (unexplainable) has developed a yellowish hue and is chipping off. Do you think a collector would prefer it as it is, or should I strip it bare? I'll attach some areas where the clear coat is chipping off, but it's happening throughout the frame


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:15 am 
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I think leave as is, it's ti so easy enough for the new owner to sort if they want. Looks about a 58cm? My size....


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:55 pm 
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Hi, the size is a 55x55, ideal for riders up to 180 cm, and I reckon you are right about stripping it...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:53 pm 
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if you strip and repaint the clear coat, you have to find someone, who mask the sticker exactly and cleanly.
so you can at least keep the original decals...

here see someone did it with my Fausto Coppi Aluminium K14 by Masciaghi - here before
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after repainting - it looks perfect
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:08 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Leave as is as that’s in pretty good nic.... :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:36 am 
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Are identical decals available? Could you strip the lacquer yourself with a scotchbrite pad?

Generally the money you spend on the restoration will not be added to the sale price.


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