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New Fixie "Italian Huffy"(4 posts)

New Fixie "Italian Huffy"desmo
Nov 22, 2002 11:30 AM
This is a late 60's or early 70's Italian low end 10 speed I tried to sell in its' original state on ebay without sucess. So I figured I try to sell the cool looking steel crankset and Gian Robert ders, then cobble the rest into another road going fixie for the stable. "Cobble" and "cheap" were the build theme, and most everything was scrounged from the throw-away pile of my swell LBS (thanks Don!). Although I did pony up three bucks for the Italia tri-color Benotto bar tape. As soon as I'm sure the wheels won't fall off I'll bolt on the rat-traps. Cheers, Otis
it looks a winnerSpirito
Nov 22, 2002 11:41 AM
very nice - very very nice.

That is really very sweetGregory Taylor
Nov 22, 2002 1:52 PM
The bar tape is perfect. What kind of frame is that?
That is really very sweetdesmo
Nov 22, 2002 2:53 PM
Have no idea what the frame is. It's badged "Mondial", and has a "Made in Italy" foil sticker. It's low-end, stamped drop-outs, one piece headtube, etc. but does have the "classic" look. I originally thought it would be to wimpy to set up as a fixie, but I kept the gear a low 39x18 so as not to tax the drivetrain and it actually rides pretty nice and is dead quiet. Just did a maiden voyage around town and am pretty pleased.