Jim, Here are some shots of my latest bike that I would like you to consider for Current Classics. I took these at approximately 2:45 pm so I was losing the sun, and it is very low on the horizon here this time of year.

This is a lugged steel Bianchi Volpe frame with a new Surly Cross-Check fork. Both the frame and fork were professionally painted a Ferrari red (I am told the paint job was performed by Jeff Lyon). I found this at Recycled Cycles in Seattle, WA priced for less than the cost of the paint and I just couldn't say "no".

The frame is a 61 cm (C-T) with 72 degree seat tube and head tube angles. The Surly fork suits the bike better than the original uni-crown fork that Bianchi put on these. It is a very comfortable bike, and was a joy to build and is a joy to ride.

The details: - Wheels and Tires: Mavic Open Pros with Ultegra hubs and 32 Wheelsmith DB spokes. Slime "Skidmarks" tires (folding 700c x 28 gum wall) - Drive train: Dura-Ace triple crankset, Crank Bros Candy C pedals, 12-32 8 speed cassette, 9 speed SRAM chain - Shifting: Suntour Power ratchet bar end shifters, Suntour Cyclone II front, Shimano LX rear - Brakes: Tektro R200A levers (the Campy Ergo knock-offs), interrupter levers and Shimano BR-550 cantilevers - Cockpit: Nitto Noodle Bars (46cm), TTT Mutant stem 115mm (eBay find that matches the frame - red with a yellow cap), yellow cork bar tape. - Comfort section: Black Brooks Professional saddle on a Ritchey Expert seatpost. - Cane Creek S-6 headset. - Planet Bike fenders.


Tom O'Hara
Mountlake Terrace, WA


Bianchi Volpe - side view

Bianchi Volpe - headset
Bianchi Volpe - drivetrain detail

Bianchi Volpe - rear brake & fender

 Bianchi Volpe - front quarter view

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