Jim, Here are some shots of my latest bike that I would like you
to consider for Current Classics. I
took these at approximately 2:45 pm so I was losing the sun, and
it is very low on the horizon here this time of year.
is a lugged steel Bianchi Volpe frame with a new Surly Cross-Check
fork. Both the frame and fork were professionally painted a Ferrari
red (I am told the paint job was performed by Jeff Lyon). I found
this at Recycled Cycles in Seattle, WA priced for less than the
cost of the paint and I just couldn't say "no".
frame is a 61 cm (C-T) with 72 degree seat tube and head tube angles.
The Surly fork suits the bike better than the original uni-crown
fork that Bianchi put on these. It is a very comfortable bike, and
was a joy to build and is a joy to ride.
details: - Wheels and Tires: Mavic Open Pros with Ultegra hubs and
32 Wheelsmith DB spokes. Slime "Skidmarks" tires (folding
700c x 28 gum wall) - Drive train: Dura-Ace triple crankset, Crank
Bros Candy C pedals, 12-32 8 speed cassette, 9 speed SRAM chain
- Shifting: Suntour Power ratchet bar end shifters, Suntour Cyclone
II front, Shimano LX rear - Brakes: Tektro R200A levers (the Campy
Ergo knock-offs), interrupter levers and Shimano BR-550 cantilevers
- Cockpit: Nitto Noodle Bars (46cm), TTT Mutant stem 115mm (eBay
find that matches the frame - red with a yellow cap), yellow cork
bar tape. - Comfort section: Black Brooks Professional saddle on
a Ritchey Expert seatpost. - Cane Creek S-6 headset. - Planet Bike