40) 1989 Miele LupaRead Now
Status: For Sale at $650
Weight: 20.1 lbs / 9.1kg (without pedals)
Frame: Columbus Cromor tubing
Fork: Carbon/Aluminum from a 1999 Kona
Groupset: Shimano Ultegra 6500 (Dura-Ace Octalink Bottom Bracket)
Bar/Stem: Ritchey Stem and Cinelli bars
Saddle: Genuine Leather Nashbar
Wheelset: Shimano 600 Ultegra (tri-color) hubs on Mavic Reflex SUP rims with Vittoria Corsa Control 700x25c tires
I acquired this frame in about 2008 when living in Slave Lake, Alberta. I've held onto it ever since and now that I have a groupset and a fork that fits it, I'm going to finally build it.
I got the groupset and the fork off a 1999 Kona Kapu that had a broken frame. I sanded the fork down to the bare aluminum and carbon fibre with the intention of painting it black. I thought it looked so good I decided to polish the aluminum and clear coat the carbon fibre. The frame still has the original paint as it was in very good condition. The decals were in rough shape so I removed them and applied new decals. Everything went together well and in the end I'm pleased to have turned a lonely frame into this beautiful bike that will give someone great joy when they ride it.
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