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Gardin Purlple Racing Triathlon

Vintage 1991 Gardin Professional Racing Bicycle that was made in Mississauga by skilled Italian frame builders. Gardin was one of the best brand names for Canadian cycling back in the 1980s-1990s and several Gardins were ridden in the Olympics. Made of French Excell double butted chromoly tubing in the frame and fork. Excell was notable for using super high strength, heat treated steels to produce very thin wall, steel tubesets. They even marketed a carbon reinforced, brazeable tubeset. This tubing is quite rare and uncommon, as is the reverse bend in the seat tubeā€¦I am told this was to give the frame a unique triathlon geometry to sit the rider further forward. Has nice welding to finish a beautiful seat cluster top of the seat stays, and a nice narrow rounded fork. Beautiful purple paint theme all over!

Frame:
Gardin Excell

Fork/Headset:
excell/ 600 tri-color

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
600 tri-color

Pedals:
look-600

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
600 tri-color

Derailleurs/Shifters:
600 tri-color

Handlebars/Stem:
NITTO

Saddle/Seatpost:
sella italia xo / 600 tri-color aero

Brakes:
600 tri-color

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
record rims / 600 tri-color hubs / Vittoria Zaffiro new tires

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
record rims / 600 tri-color hubs / Vittoria Zaffiro new tires

Added by mokala. Last updated about 1 month ago.

As of about 1 month ago, mokala has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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