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A Very Rare Paganini Mistral

Bike tags: Road bike | 18 speed | columbus | italian | road bike
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Columbus Aelle / 56cm / Late '80s to early '90s

Cinelli Giro de Itallia 64x40 / Cinelli 100mm

Columbus / Hatta Swan

Mavic Open Pro 700x19 / Shimano Dura-Ace 32h / Panaracer T-Serv 700x25

Mavic Open Pro 700x19 / Shimano Dura-Ace 32h / Panaracer T-Serv 700x25

Campagnolo Chorus Dual 172,5 arms / Suguino

Stelle Itallia SLR Kit Carbono Flow / Campagnolo Chorus Aero

Look Keo / 10 speed

Campagnolo 10 speed bar-end / Campagnolo Chorus 9 speed

Campagnolo Chorus Brake Set Front and reat, Dual Pivot / Campagnolo Chorus Aero with white hoods

Miche Shimano 10 speed Cassette minus 1 cog (11/12/13/15/17/19/21/23/26t) / Campagnolo 39/53t


I bought this frameset with fork only. Based on what little info available, collected the parts and assembled the bike in about 3 months from purchase of the frame. I built the Mavic/Shimano/Miche wheel combination because I was not sure what gearing would work for me. The Miche cassette is very customizable with any tooth combination and it is good quality. Using the 10spd cogs and spacers, allows room for 9 cogs on the early hubs. The shifters are used in friction mode. The bar wrap doesn't have any finish tape on either the shifter end or in the center. It takes more time to wrap but leaves a very clean look. A special thanks to Peter for this frame. BTW, the final weight as seen is just over 20 lbs. As of August 30, 2012 I have about 300 miles on it. The ride is wonderful! Oh, it's not for sale.

People who friended this bike Tim Doland, campystamp, knapprobert, Splined, Beckets, istvan, per.k

familiar frame;-)

Hi Tim! finally I get to see the finished bike! (never was able to check out your facebook link for this bike) nice job done and enjoy your cycling with it, you won't see many the same I am sure!

Gorgeous frame and great job

Gorgeous frame and great job on this. SLX, I presume? A pleasure to behold.


The Vintage Bike Doc: Actualy, the Columbus decal says TRETUBI AELLE. Although I have not ridden a SLX frame, I understand it is difficult to tell the difference.

In general it is,yes. I have

In general it is,yes. I have an slx and an aelle and I can tell you it is subtle but noticeable after a time.



yes please, need pics

yes please, need pics


The Vintage Bike Doc: Sorry about that. Thought they uploaded with the info. I'll do it again this afternoon. Thanks for the heads up!


Very nice! Worth the wait!

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