[Classicrendezvous] FS: Mondia Special


From: Charles Andrews <chasa@classicalradio.org>
To: "'classicrendezvous@bikelist.org'" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Cc: "'chasds@mindspring.com'" <chasds@mindspring.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 14:55:27 -0700
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] FS: Mondia Special

I'm posting this here before it goes on to ebay, on the off-chance that one of you would like it.

For Sale: Mondia Special circa 1972. Completely repainted/rechromed/restored by CycleArt to better than new. All correct decals and stickers beautifully clear-coated. Three color fade paint, in the classic Mondia style: black smoke around chromed lugs, fades to white, fades to Mondia orange. Red/black pinstriping throughout. All new chrome on stays/forks/crown and head-lugs--as original. Gold striped lug outlines throughout.

Parts are original throughout, except the following: Saddle is an Ideale 2000 (Cinelli Unicanitor copy--original would have been a Brooks); and first generation Dura-Ace Record-copy brake calipers and levers (original were Mafacs. The Dura-Ace is a big improvement, imho). Campagnolo Record/Nuovo Record otherwise, as originally spec'd. Original Fiamme red label tubular rims. Stainless spokes. All bearings have been rebuilt, everything works perfectly.

59 cm c-t/58 cm top-tube. Too tall for me, or I'd keep it forever. It's spectacular, no two ways about it. Rides great. No tires. I can equip it with the stem/bars of your choice, I have quite a selection at this point. Or you can just take the original 3TTT Gran Prix bars and stem. Original stem is a 10cm (I think).

$1350 shipped in the lower 48. I know this is a little high, but it's still a long way below my cost. And the cost to restore this bike to this condition has gone way up since I had it done. The bike has been ridden about 2 miles since restoration. There is one small paint chip on the left-side chain stay from a ride in the car, otherwise, condition is perfect, and I mean perfect, throughout.

e-mail me privately if you're interested. I'll be taking photos of it shortly for those who would like some.

Thanks.

Charles Andrews soon-to-be-stormy Los Angeles (they always get it wrong here, though).