Frame material: Columbus SLX steel
Components: Shimano Dura Ace 10, Cinelli, Nitto
Wheels: FIR Sirius spoked
Discipline: Track racing
When found, this frame had white paint, plenty was missing, and it was not the original paint. Once stripped, it was clear the chromed frame was in excellent condition. The decision was made to attempt something a little 'different'.
A popular finish back in the 1980's was something called Cromovelato, where the paint is 'see thru', meaning you are seeing the chromed frame surface through the paint. Local craftsman , Simon Bittle was keen to have a go at recreating the finish, nd I think he has done a fantastic job.
The bike has been finished with an amazing Shimano Dura Ace 10 group. The teeth are closer together on the cogs and chainrings, meaning a smaller gap between the pins on the chain, also. This results in much smaller cogs and cassettes, as can be seen on the chainring on the bike. The main advantage of the componentry is its lighter weight. Australian, John Nicholson, did win 2 world titles on a bike featuring this componentry.