FOR SALE: 62×60 NOS Mondonico Frame and Fork

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This is a new lugged steel road frame and chrome fork, in silver, with a silver Chris King 1″ headset. It is built of Columbus Spirit tubing. It has an Italian threaded bottom bracket and 1″ unthreaded steerer. Matching yellow BBB bottle cages are included in the sale.

Seat tube: 62cm C-to-C
Top tube: 60cm C-to-C
Head tube: 22.5cm

This frame was ordered as a custom frame and has been stored ever since. as a project that I never completed. I think it hearkens back to the classic builds of the 1970s, though it is certainly a modern frame. It has never been built, and the purchaser should chase-and-face the bottom bracket shell before installing a bottom bracket. This is a fine example of the now-retired Antonio Mondonico’s work.
Buy it, build it, and ride the hell out of it!

$1365 shipped in CONUS.
More info about Mondonico: http://www.smartcycles.com/about_mondonico.htm

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IMG_8486NOS Custom Mondonico Spirit

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Just a Guy on a Bike

I saw a cyclist who was hit by a car, this morning.

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This wasn’t a spandex-clad, helmet-wearing roadie. It wasn’t a too-cool hipster on his fixie. It wasn’t an MTBer, sketching some pavement in-between trails. This was just-a-guy-on-a-bike. No ultralight wheels. No carbon composite frame. No thoughts of functional threshold power or VO2 max. His bike was transportation. He was on the sidewalk, going to work, going to the store, going home…maybe just going for the sake of going.

And he got hit.

Early-morning traffic in this part of Tallahassee is moving pretty fast. People leaving the Chick-fil-a or Dunkin Donuts in this parking lot have to gas it pretty hard to make the gaps in the fast-moving traffic. You pull out, check left for a gap, and GO.

He might have been coming down the sidewalk from the right, and the driver didn’t even look toward him. He might have been coming from the left, and the driver just didn’t see him.

He got hit.

And now, this guy on the big-box store bike is on the pavement as the paramedics slip a back board under him.

None of us “cyclists” may know this guy. He may not show up at group rides, help maintain the local trails, or smugly espouse pro-cycling opinions on the Internet. He just rides a bike. And now, he doesn’t. And will he again? Will he even WALK again?

I have written and rewritten so many diatribes to end this post, and I’ve deleted every one of them. They were too callous, too political, and too cycling-specific. They tried to make points that have been made over and over and over again.

The plain, simple truth of the matter is this poor guy was hurt, maybe badly, maybe very badly. Just another story to add to those of Tom Palermo and others. Just another guy who is someone’s son, someone’s brother, someone’s father.

Just another guy on a bike.

SOME STATISTICS

  • According to the NHTSA, in 2012, 2.2% of fatal traffic crashes involved bicyclists. That’s 726 deaths, an increase of 6% from 2011.
  • 49,000 cyclists were injured.
  • During the same time period, the total (not just cyclists) number of injuries in “distracted driver” incidents increased 9%, from 387,000 to 421,000.
  • Drivers “visibly manipulating a handheld device” while driving held steady at 1.3%. This number increases to 1.5% on weekends, when more cyclists are on the roads.

FOR SALE Wheels! Part Two!

Okay, it’s part TWO of the wheel sale!

SOLD! Shimano Dura-Ace tubeless clincher wheelset (WH-7801-SL) SOLD!
EDIT: I have just been made aware that these wheels are not WH-7850-SL, but in fact WH-7801-SL. I was under the impression that the 7850 was the first iteration of the tubeless-compatible wheel set, which was in error. The difference is apparently in spoke nipple placement, as the 7801 is trued from the hub and the 7850 is trued from the rim. This change was made to suit the pro mechanics who were adjusting the wheels before every race. Additionally, the lacing pattern on the rear wheel is different, with a 2-cross on the drive side compared to the radial and 2-cross mix on the 7801. Otherwise, they’re very similar wheels, with many suggesting the 7801 is a stiffer wheel.
Weight: approx 1470g
Spokes: 16 front (radial), 20 rear, radial drive-side, 2-cross non-drive)
Hubs: Shimano Dura-Ace 7850
Compatibility: definitely 10-speed or less (with spacer). I am unsure about upgrade paths to 11-speed.
Skewers: none
Condition: Very good+. No scuffs or scrapes.These are tubeless compatible and are currently rigged tubeless with the Hutchison tires and tubeless stems. I would recommend new tires, though. These may be a little dry. (Note: I love these wheels and am keeping a set for myself. It’s hard to improve on these.)
SOLD! Price: $250 shipped in Continental US. SOLD!

Mavic Paris Roubaix SSC / Chris King RED tubular wheelset
Spokes: 36 front and rear (3-cross)
Hubs: Chris King Classic hubs, RED
Compatibility: Shimano/SRAM 7/8/9/10-speed
Skewers: included matching Chris King skewers
Condition: Very good+. No scuffs or scrapes. Some light marking on brake track anodization. Decals are sturdy. These are the 1990s redux of the Mavic Paris Roubaix SSC rims, and yes, they are genuine. Veloflex tubulars currently glued should still have quite a bit of life in them, but this sale is for the wheelset…the tires are just a bonus and are not warrantied. I recommend that you remove and reglue them for your own peace of mind. These wheels have <1000 miles on them, none of them racing. Price: $550 shipped in Continental US.

Topolino Revelation II AC29 clincher wheelset (29mm alloy aero rim with carbon aero spokes)
Spokes: 30 carbon through-hub spokes rear (mixed pattern), 24 carbon through-hub spokes front (2-cross); these are Topolino’s aero-profile, through-hub spokes. The spokes are carbon/fiberglass and terminate at each side of the rim, not at the hub. This is Topolino’s selling point.
Hubs: Topolino
Compatibility: Shimano/SRAM 10-speed
Skewers: included matching skewers
Condition: Very good+. No scuffs or scrapes. Little marking on braking surface. Decalas are very sturdy and intact. I kept these as everyday wheels on the Roark that I kept at my office (the one I just sold, actually). Thus, very, very low mileage….I INTENDED to ride often from my office and just never actually DID. These are some freaky-looking wheels, but I found them quite stiff and responsive…more so than most of the “normal” wheelsets I have owned and a lot stiffer than most of the ultralight carbon wheels. I’d trust them on anything, under any size rider. They’re bulletproof. The Continental GP4000 tires are probably useful, but as always, they’re just included for you to determine.
Price: $350 shipped in Continental US.

Fulcrum Racing Zero clincher wheelset, RED
Spokes: 16 front aero (radial), 21 rear aero (radial and 2-cross)
Hubs: Fulcrum
Compatibility: Shimano/SRAM 10-speed (Campagnolo and 11-speed bodies are available from Fulcrum)
Skewers: included Fulcrum skewers
Condition: Awesome. I hate getting rid of these, but I don’t have a THING that they look good on, anymore. They’re so very, very RED, and that alone is good enough for an extra 20 watts, right? These are some crazy-stiff clinchers. The decals are sturdy and undamaged. They have almost no miles on them, as they were mostly just hanging out here for the past few years, waiting for something cool to hang them onto. Put these on your race bike and ride the HELL out of them, please! Before I change my mind.
Price: $650 shipped in Continental US.

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