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found this Cilo mixte while walking around in Little India, Singapore,
and thought it would make a great one-year project bicycle. So
I walked into the cafe next door and would you believe it, the owner
of the cafe owned the bicycle. I bought it on the spot, put it into
a cab and took it home.
just come back from the paint shop. Nothing like Joe Bell's perfect
lug windows, but a decent job nonetheless.
replacing all the Shimano Adamas parts with 600 "Arabesque" bits,
adding the Brooks saddle and Berthoud fenders. The wheels are going
to be Maxicar-Velocity affairs, and the stem will be Nitto.
be rolling out pictures when it's fully built, hopefully in time
for my better-half's birthday this year.
found out that this bicycle, dating from somewhere in the early
Eighties, was brought over to Singapore by a Swiss expatriate working
for Nestle. When she left, she sold the bicycle to the cafe owner.
What a find!
a low end frame, not perfectly built with all the features I would
have liked, but it's got plenty of history to it, and is probably
the only Cilo mixte in Singapore. I'm glad to be the lucky owner