(Mon-tan-yair) Time Trial Bike
restoration of a Montagner low profile time trial bike. The bike
over the years had been modified, repainted and long since depleted
of its original parts by previous owners Š it had originally been
owned by Madonna Harris (Commonwealth Games and WorldÕs medallist).
attempt was to restore the entire bike and make it look as though
it had been built up and stored all these years. Montagner frames
were built by Luigi Montagner, whose claim to fame was being builder
to the Czech and Polish national teams in the 80s.
of the original Gipiemme parts needed replacing, it didnÕt help
these components were rare in New Zealand. The search of eBay started
for new old stock (NOS) items - such as headset, shifters, bottom
bracket, rear derailleur, chain, also replacement handlebars, stem
and saddle. Over the next 6 months various parts made their way
to New Zealand, from Mexico, Poland, Italy, Holland and America.
bicycles (650c front wheel) were not that common in New Zealand
and following the UCI banning them for use in competition in the
early 1990Õs they were relegated to history.
these bikes will remain as a snapshot of bike design in the 80Õs
with their quirky bent steel tubes.
Time Trial Bike specifications:
Frame/Fork:- Oria ML20
Disc Wheel:- Mavic Comete +/- (including 12 x removable steel weights)
Front Wheel:- Mavic Mach 2 CD 650c/Omas Big Sliding Ti Hub
Headset:- Gipiemme Crono Sprint
Bottom Bracket:- Gipiemme
Crankset:- Gipiemme Crono Special
Chain:- Regina Superleggra
Freewheel:- Regina America Superleggera 7 Speed
Derailleurs:- Gipiemme Crono Special/Sprint
Brake Levers:- Modolo Master
Brake Calipers:- Gipiemme Crono Special
Handlebars:- Cinelli LA Bull-horns
Stem:- Cinelli Handlebar
Seat Post:- Gipiemme
Saddle:- San Marco Rolls