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|
|Skewers||VO Quick Release Skewers|
|Tyres||Michelin Classic Dynamic Foldable Gumwall, 700×23|
|Stem||Cinelli 1A Stem Reissue|
|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|