This bicycle has been revised - click here for the original version

I found this Cilo mixte while walking around in Little India, Singapore, and thought it would make a great project. By chance, it belonged to the owner of the cafe next door, who bought it some years ago from a Swiss expatriate. I bought it on the spot, put it into a cab and took it home.

The original bicycle came with a highly polished Friko handlebar, SR stem, Cilo wheels and spokes, Michelin World Tour tyres, Shimano Adamas drivetrain, Weinmann brakes and levers, Pletscher rear rack and kickstand, a Lucifer headlamp, Italian plastic grips, a Japanese saddle on a SR post, and ESGE fenders.

The rebuilt bicycle has a Nitto-Jitensha bar, Technomic DX stem, Velocity Dyad-Maxicar wheels, Shimano 600 Arabesque drivetrain, Weinmann 750 centrepulls and Dia-Compe PC-800 levers, Brooks Team Pro saddle on a Dura Ace post and Grand Bois Cypres tyres.

The original paint job had fades and lug lining over metallic pink. The repaint stripped off all the pitted chrome and resprayed the frame a deep metallic red with a cream window on the seat tube and head tube.

It's still a project-in-progress, and is waiting for the Berthoud fenders, VO rear rack, MKS pedals and a couple other things to go on later this year.

Thanks to all who contributed parts to this bike over the iBOB list.




Cilo Mixte - lug detail
Cilo Mixte - Tire detail
Cilo Mixte - head badge detail

Cilo Mixte - front hub detail


Cilo Mixte - teeth

 Cilo Mixte - Complete


This bicycle has been revised - click here for the original version

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