We can appreciate the craftsmanship that went into it.
Beautiful custom 1987 Chris Kvale fixed gear/single speed.Chris is a highly regarded frame builder out of Minneapolis. http://www.chriskvalecycles.com/CKC/Home.html
What we have here is a fine example of Chris’ framebuilding skill. Measures 59cm c-t seat tube 57.2 c-c top tube standover height is 83cm
Columbus SL tubing-Columbus SP down tube.Very lightweight bicycle! Amazing lug work on his bikes.All lug shorelines are perfectly filed to a
very delicate edge.A lot of time and hand work goes into one of his frames,and it really shows.
This gorgeous bicycle was re-configured and re-finished by Chris in 2004. All braze-ons including rear derailleur hanger and shifter bosses were
removed.Rear spacing was re-set to 120mm to accomodate track hubs.Bridges were shortened and replaced.It’s basically a track bike with horizontal
drop outs.Very quick handling geometry with 74 degree head angle and short 40.5 cm chainstays.
Finished in a stunning metallic green Imron wet paint with glossy clear coat.Decals disappear under this clear coat.
She’s outfitted with top of the line classic Campagnolo components including:
NOS (new old stock):
Campy Super Record headset (original box included)NOS
Campuy Super Leggera Record 27.4mm seat post (original box included)NOS
Campy Pista bottom bracket (original box included)NOS
Campy Pista 151bcd crankset w/NOS 50t pista ring
Campy Super Record brakeset-calipers polished to mirror finish.Matthauser brake pads.
Levers have original gum hoods.No scratches.
Nitto Technomic Deluxe 10cm stem
Nitto Noodle bars 44cm with Tressostar cotton tape,twined and shellacked.
Wheels were built by Bill at Lickton’s in Oak Park Il. featuring super smooth Campy Record high flange track hubs(second build) laced with double
butted DT Swiss spokes to Mavic MA2 clincher rims,almost no wear,like new.Rear wheel has zero dish for perfect chainline.Rivendell Ruffy Tuffy tires missing very little tread.Wheels very true.
Antique Brown Brooks Pro saddle with chrome rails,large copper rivets,still
not broken in.