Landlords DeRosa

Nov 16 2018

Frame: DeRosa Professional Pista-Gelati Sammontana Colors

Frame Origin:Mat T scooped this frame at the T-Town Swap. An older gentleman was carrying it on his shoulder and Mat made some moves.

Group: Campagnolo Super Record/ Record Pista

Group Origin:

Crankset: NDS crank arm came off my 1976 Paramount. I broke the DS arm off at some point and replaced it on 50T chainring from Paramount.
Pedals:Record Pista-also from the Paramount. Christophe clips-GS Guccilife. Alfredo Binda straps-GS Guccilife
Headset: Record-came with the frame
BB: Axle came from my paramount. Cups and bearings are from GS Guccilife in Firenze and the legendary Bikyle Basement.
Cog/Chain: Bikyle Basement. 18T
Bars/Stem: Cinelli Pista, Steel, from my Paramount. Benotto Celo Tape from GS Guccilife.
Saddle: Turbo from Nolan’s parts box.
Seatpost: Gipiemme Aero. Chill Cycle Donation.
Wheelset:Record high flange pista hubs,from Italian friends, laced to aluminum boxed debadged clincher rims. Alex from Bikyle built these up. Plug: Alex has built 5 or 6 wheels for me over the years and does a great job. Go to Bikyle and get it done.
Tires:Veloflex – Bikyle.
Final Build: Alex and Nolan at Bikyle

This was a group effort that took years to complete. It never would have happened without a super crew of bike friends. Mat gave me the frame–He’s been trying to get me back on a track bike for 10 years. I sniped parts on and message boards for a while and then Teo came through with the needed bits. Dan found the seatpost which adds a little Italian dripping character to the build. Alex and Nolan scavenged the Bikyle Basement and came up with the finishing touches, built the wheels, and pulled the whole thing together. Thank you to all.

Pix courtesy Phila Bike Expo.
All studio images by Brad Quartuccio
Instagram: brad.quartuccio