De Rosa Corum...
Why do they torture me? Soon I'll be buying a brand new steel road bike. And, although I decided that I was going to compliment my older 1987 Marinoni with another Marinoni, something else reared it's ...head badge. Guy was over for lunch and then we talked during our ride about the De Rosa Corum Steel model. Oh, it's a beauty dressed in Deccadi Steel alright and has a catchy color name, too. It's color is Azzurro Italia. And it hits me right in my 'tifosi' heart. But, it's alluring with just the right amount of TIG wielded love in a modern Italian body.
And steel is back into the racing scene. Look at the Indiana based Men of Steel Racing Club (good article here) and their love for the steel road bike. They have a race ready steel Corum bike weighing in at 16 pounds! The Marinoni tears at me with it's familiar blend of Canadian/Italian sophistication and I know no other love ...until now.