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By Gavin Bannerman

Green Lantern

On 23, May 2013 | No Comments | In Lovely Bikes | By Gavin Bannerman

Do you ever get a catalogue, unsolicited in your mailbox? You flick through it and say to yourself, “there is nothing I want to buy from here.” Do you ever go looking for clothes, only to find out what you like isn’t in fashion. Sometimes, when you can’t find what you want commercially, you have to be proactive.

My brother Keith wanted a new road bike that had the style of an 80s lugged frame, custom paint, the convenience of a modern group and an affordable price. For what he spent, you wouldn’t get much carbon.

The frame was made and painted by Colossi, which they dubbed the Green Lantern. All handled and assembled through the experts at Gear, primarily through the Jamie Durie of bike projects in Brisbane, Gypsy (that is, he likes to help with people’s projects, not that he’s an ex-stripper) and Scott (I cannot confirm or deny that Scott is an ex-stripper.)

Full details below if you feel like moving away from the mainstream. Or Flickr for the more visually inclined.


Frame Colossi, Columbus Zona, Mondial road frame, lugged, 58cm
Forks Crown lugged fork A170, 4130 butted Cr-Mo, Colossi, steerer 19.5cm, drilled
Groupset Campagnolo Athena 11sp 2013, 172.5mm crank, 53/39 front, 11-25 back, dual pivot brakes, alloy
Headset Velo Orange, Grand Cru, 1″, Mirror Finish
Hubs Circus Monkey Road HRW F&R 32 32 H Campy Silver
Rims HPlusSon TB14 Polished, 32H 700C
Spokes Sapim
Skewers VO Quick Release Skewers
Tyres Michelin Classic Dynamic Foldable Gumwall, 700×23
Stem Cinelli 1A Stem Reissue
Bars Cinelli
Bar Tape Di Pell Competition White Leather
Seatpost OEM, Silver 27.2
Saddle San Marco Regal White Leather
Bidon Cage King Cage Stainless Steel x 2












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