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56cm Cratoni “Colorado” Road Bike

16 Dec

Here is mid 80s (’85-’88) Italian Cratoni “Colorado” the frame measures 56cm (c-c) with a 56cm top tube and is constructed of Columbus Tretubi tubing (3 main tubes Columbus SL; Stays and Fork blades Columbus Aelle) and features short point Italian lugs with cut outs, and cratoni has been pantographed on fork crown and seat stays. A dove is pantographed on the fork crown and a 4 leaf clover on the rear dropouts.  In short the frame set is in extremely good condition and sports a great ride and road feel. The wheelbase is 38 1/2 in; rear spacing is 126mm and front is 100mm, dropouts are stamped Campy. Paint is in great shape with just a few minor chips along the right chain stay, and a few minor touch ups, she is ding and dent free. Decals are intact but do show their age. The rear brake cable runs thru the top tube and derailer cables run across the bottom of the BB. Very nice craftsmanship, paint and style that was typical of the high end Italian rides in the mid 80’s.

Below is a list of period appropriate components (mostly Campy Super Record) that was meticulously sourced to rebuild this sweet and rare Italian Stallion:

>Wheelset is a pair of Campy Super Record hubs laced to a pair of grey anodized Mavic Open 4CD rims with stainless spokes, rear has English threads for a spin on freewheel cassette, very very smooth and wrapped in a new pair of Forte DC 700X23 racing tires that are red and black, new rim strips and tubes.

>Drive train starts with the Campy Strada double crank set with the Campy chain rings 53t and 39t that have seen very little use. BB is a sealed bearing Campy Super Record verrrry smooooth, front der and rear der are also Campy Super Record that are in perfect shape, no nicks or scratches. New old stock Shimano 600 6-speed spin on freewheel and new Sram PC80 chain, this shifts perfectly with the aid of a pair of Campy Super Record down tube shifters that are pantographed with the Gazelle logo and matching red, white and blue strips….snazzy.

>Brakes are a pair of Campy (either Super Record or Victory) with new Campy pads and wheel guides, Campy Super Record non aero pulls with new black Ame hoods, new cables and new white Jagwire housing.

>Cockpit starts with brand new Tange Levin headset, NOS 100m Nitto Tecnomic stem and NOS Nitto drop bars with new red Cinelli gel bar tape in red. Saddle is a brown dark suede San Marco in perfect condition with a Campy Super Record Aero seat post 27.2.


52cm Miyata AlumiCross Bike

15 Dec

This is the second time I have rebuilt an Alumicross, first generation cross bike built by Miyata, what a sweet ride.

52cm Miyata AX Alumicross Bike from 1990, paint scheme is white with original fork, frame and fork are in fantastic condition for her age and bike has been stripped and rebuilt using all period correct components. Seat tube measures 52cm and the top tube is 54cm, has all the brazeons for racks and fenders and would be a great cross, commuter or touring ride, lots of clearance for bigger tires, 2 water bottle mounts and pump mount under the down tube.

All components are Shimano Deore and Shimano DX including the 3×7 drive train, front der, rear der, bar end shifters, BB, cassette and chain. Brakes are the canti SLR’s with 105 pulls, all new cables and housing, bar wrap and saddle. Wheelset is a pair of Wolber GTX 32 hole laced to a pair of Shimano DX hubs that are perfectly trued and tensioned, new Specialized Armadillo tires that are puncture resistant with new tubes and rim tape.  Headset is a white Tange Nuovo that has been freshly packed with grease, Nitto Randoneur bars and short Technomic stem.


56cm Miyata 512 Single Speed

15 Dec

1989 Miyata 512 Single Speed, frame and fork is triple butted lugged steel that is Japanese built with a red and white late 80’s color scheme and is size 56cm. The bike was stripped down to the frame/fork and rebuilt using a mix of new and used parts and a generous amount of Phil Wood shop grease.
Weinmann wheelset set in white with 32 spokes laced to black Vuelta hubs, rear is flip flop with a new 16t fixed cog and new Shimano 16t freewheel, tires are 700×23 and pumped up to about 100psi for a real quick firm roll.
Drive train is a Shimano Exage crankset with new 46t chain ring and new SRAM PC-1 chain and nice MKS alum pedals and a new Shimano sealed bearing BB for a nice smooth chain line.
Brake set is the original Shimano Exage caliper brakes with fresh pads, new cables and housing, brake pulls are a new pair of Tektro top bar cross pulls.
Tange Levin headset has been cleaned and repacked, Sakae 80mm stem, Sakae drop bars that have been chopped and flopped, Sakae seat post with the original Vetta saddle in white and new white bar tape.


56cm Fondriest Road Racer

12 Dec

Here is a 90’s Italian Fondriest road bike size 56cm, this baby is Dedaccai steel and has the classic wild Italian paint job and original chrome fork, a variety of paint scrapes here and there but no dents or dings, very quick and nimble and has the classic supple feel of steel. She just came off the bike rack and I built her up with Shimano Ultegra 3 x 9 6500 series gruppo, which consists of the BB, crankset, front and rear derailuers and the 9 speed Shifter STI’s, cool Mavic brakes and and nice pair of Mavic Cosmos wheels that have been barely ridden and are anodized blue. Chris King 1 inch head set, Mutant stem, 3ttt bars, Truvativ post and Selle Turbo saddle in white, all new cables and housing. This baby screams and handles like a dream.

Vitus 979 Road Racer

5 Dec

55cm Vitus road bike from late 80’s, early 90’s! A beautiful specimen of French craftsmanship, frame is built with all aluminum Duralinox 979 tubing with gorgeous aluminum lugs. Frame and fork are all shiny aluminum and free of any dings or scratches with original Vitus graphics of the down tube, BB is stamped “Brevete Vitus Fab-France Modele Vitus Depose” next to the serial number. Listed below are the parts used to rebuild this speedy racer, took most of the winter to put this awesome gruppo together and is extremely crisp and responsive. Entire bike has been built up with an 8 speed Dura-Ace 7400 series gruppo in close to mint condition, hubs, cassette, shifters, derailleurs and brakes.

Wheelset is a pair of Mavic Open S.U.P. CD Ceramic rims laced to a pair of Dura-Ace hubs with stainless spokes and spin very true. These are very lightly used if at all and could be considered new old stock, very true and very smooth, with original Mavic and Colnago stickers in place and original Dura-Ace skewers.

Drive train consists of a sealed Shimano BB, Dura-Ace 7410 crankset 175 lenth with 53t/39t chainrings and all Dura-Ace bolts. Front Der, Rear Der and 8 speed cassette are also Dura-Ace 7410 series with very few miles and no scratches or wear marks, all hooked up with a new Dura-Ace chain. Shifters are a pair of Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7400 that have been completely refurbished and rebuilt with new lithium grease and newer hoods, for a fast, clean and crisp shift every time!

Brakes are a pair of Dura-Ace 7400 series with new pads, cables and housing.

Tange Levin headset, Velo Orange stem converter, Felt SX 100mm stem, Bontrager Select bars wrapped in new Bontrager gel tape, Kalloy 27.0 seat post with a new Prologo Scratch saddle with Ti rails.


Peugeot Road Bike

5 Dec

French made Peugeot 56cm steel lugged road bike from the late 70’s that is in wonderful condition with very few miles. Frame/fork is royal blue with white graphics and has hardly any scratches and no dings, dents or rust. Listed below are the original components that were used to rebuild this bike to its former glory, bike was stripped of all components, cleaned regreased and put back together. 56cm seat tube and 57cm top tube CTC.

Wheelset: 27 inch Rigida rims laced to Normandy hubs with new tubes and lightly used tires, wheels are perfectly trued and tensioned.

Drive Train: Simplex Huret downtube shifters, deraillers and 5 speed freewheel, with a Stonglight double crankset and BB with touring pedals and Christophe metal cages.

Brakes: Mafac centerpull brakes with matching pulls and newer pads.

The bike was rounded out with all new cables, housing and a lightly used Brooks B.17s ladies saddle and Brooks leather handle bar wrap.

Panasonic Road Bike

5 Dec

For sale is a 55cm Panasonic frame, fork. This an early 80’s handbuilt Japanese frame set that is all steel with original black paint, decals, head badge and beautiful scrolled lugs. Free of dings and dents and perfectly straight, a few nicks in the paint here and there but nothing major. New Tange Levin head set, frame size is 55cm ctc and is all steel for a nice supple ride. This bike has been fully rebuilt from the frame up and features new BB, new  headset, new cables and housing, new bar wrap and a pair of Alex R500 wheels with new Shimano HG50 7 speed cassette with newer Pasela commuter tires 700×28 and tubes. Drive train is the Suntour Cyclone M-II shifters and deraillers with an SR crankset, new chain and Shimano brakes with Dia-Compe pulls that have new hoods. Frame has plenty of braze ons for racks and fenders.

Raleigh “GP” Single Speed

4 Dec

Vintage Raleigh Grand Prix from the early 80’s, this is a beautiful steel lugged frame with matching fork, frame set is made with Reynolds 531 tubing with nice lugs and pantographed fork crowns and seat tubes with the Raleigh logo, both rear drops are stamped Raleigh as are the fork tips and have braze ons for fenders and/or racks. Color is a light Teal with white graphics that are in great condition for its age, model is Grand Prix. Below is a list of new and lightly used components used to rebuild this hot rod.


Wheel set is a brand new pair of Weinmann DP18 Deep V’s Black with machined brake surface, laced to a pair of black, high flange Formula flip flop hubs with stainless spokes. Brand new velox rim tape, tubes and a pair of 700×25 Seca Serfas FPS pumped up to 120psi.


Drive train starts with new Shimano BB UN-54, 175 SR crank set pantographed Raleigh, with a Cannondale 46t chain ring, and 16t freewheel connected with a new KMC 3/32 chain.


Brake set consists of the original Diacompe “G” side pull brakes with NOS pads and wheel guides for that quick flip of the rear hub. New top bar inline brake pulls with new cables and housing.

Cockpit is a pair of SR road bars that have been flopped and chopped and wrapped with new gel tape, Technomic 60mm quill stem and a Laprade seat post and an older Specialized seat.


Great bike that has been carefully put together with very good quality new and used parts.




Bianchi “Campione” Single Speed

4 Dec



Here is a lovely late 80’s Bianchi “Campione de Italia” 55cm, this frame was made in Italy with Tre Tubi Columbus Formula Two Cro-Mo, frame set is black with the original silver graphics with beautiful lugs and Gippimme dropouts front and rear. Listed below are the parts used to rebuild this black beauty into a single speed urban assault machine. All of the parts are either brand new or lightly used and are listed below.

  • Wheelset is a pair of new Mach1 CFX 36h in black laced to a pair of black high flange Formula hubs with sealed cartridge bearings and laced with silver stainless spokes, rear hub is flip flop with new Shimano 16t freewheel. The rims are wrapped with new rim tape, tubes and brand new Hutchinson Equinox tires 700×23.
  • Drive train starts with new Shimano Ultegra BB (Italian Threaded), Bianchi branded cranks (campy strada style) with NOS Sugino Mighty chainring 46t, new wellgo track style pedals, new Z chain and new Shimano 16t freewheel.
  • Brake set is a pair of vintage Modolo “Start” caliper brakes in brushed silver/grey with new Kool Stop pads, new cables, housing and top bar in line brake pulls.
  • Cockpit features freshly packed Ofmega headset, ITM quill stem branded Bianchi, chopped and flopped bars with new wrap and in line pulls for a nice clean look. Seat is Bianchi lightly used with ITM seatpost.
WOW, is all I gotta say about this hot ride.

Fuji Palisade Single Speed

4 Dec

Here is a late 80’s steel Fuji Palisade 56cm converted into a Single Speed/Fixed urban assault bike. Suntour dropouts front and rear (horizontal) that are spaced standard, 100mm front and 126mm rear. Frame is made in Japan with Valite tubing with great lugs and the top of the fork is stamped fuji. Below is a list of components that make this baby GO! The paint is pearly white and nearly perfect, looks hardly ridden and perfectly maintained.

  • SR 1” quill stem with Japanese Sakae drop bars (that have been flopped and chopped, not in pic) and older Tange headset
  • SR Laprade seat post with Bontrager RL saddle and Sugino binder bolt
  • Suigino Crown crank set with a 46t Suigino “Mighty Competition” chainring and MKS peadals
  • New Shimano BB54 bottom bracket 68×115
  • Vintage Shimano brake set BR-Z57 with new cables and top bar in line brake pulls
  • Salsa Delgado rims 32h silver laced to a pair of silver Surly fixed/free hubs (bomb proof) and both are wrapped in new Michelin 700×23 Lithion rubber with a Shimano 17t freewheel, you supply the fixed cog and lock ring
Super sweet ride that is ultra stealthy!