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Karl's Custom Banani Pista

Bought 23-3-15. DURA-ACE UPDATE: Complete DA series now. Only need dust caps/hand-sown bar tape to be complete! Custom made Banani steel frame & fork made by the Danish frame-builder Sverre Nielsen AKA "Lillebror" - "Little Brother" in english. Sverre Nielsen is the son of the famous Danish rider and frame-builder Bendt A. Nielsen - AKA "Bananen" - "The Banana" in English. It fits me like nothing i've ever ridden before... The "Banani"-family has through the late 20th century made some of the stiffest steel frames around. Frames used by various athletes in Olympic events etc. The frameset is one of the last frames made by Lillebror before their business shut down due to the progressive aluminium and carbon industry. I'm super excited to own this amazing piece of art. Certainly a keeper - A real piece of Danish bicycle history. Now equipped with a complete group of Shimano Dura-Ace. Attention to detail is everything...

Frame:
Banani 98'

Fork/Headset:
Banani Pista I Shimano Dura-Ace

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 | Sugino 75

Pedals:
Look Keo

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
51/16 I Dura-Ace I Sugino Zen I Izumi Super Toughness

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto B123 NJS I ITM Eclypse 130mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Flite Titanium I Shimano Dura-Ace Easton 7400

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Noname 88mm clincher, Factory5, 25c Gators

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Noname 88mm clincher, Factory5, 25c Gators

More Info:
1: https://goo.gl/PnT0Ba . 2: https://goo.gl/mvjS7C . 3: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCqwEWhvi6C/?taken-by=father_tu 4: https://www.instagram.com/p/-tVzWJPiw1/?taken-by=father_tu 5: http://www.hublove.net/post/140678141334 6: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOCn_d-AIQR/?taken-by=father_tu 7: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQp8UUMhwSj/?taken-by=father_tu 8: https://goo.gl/sTIHV1

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Dura-Ace Pista
  3. Done
  4. Confusion

Added by Karl. Last updated 3 months ago.

Latest 20 Comments

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Thor

Thor says:

Absolutely GREAT!

Posted 3 months ago

jmireles

jmireles says:

Karl... This is SO HOT !!!!!! Burning . Good Job :-)

Posted almost 6 years ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted 3 months ago

vp1337

vp1337 says:

Beautiful.

Posted over 6 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks man!

Posted over 6 years ago

moose

moose says:

ah so good dude

Posted over 6 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks a lot Moose!

Posted over 6 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Yes it's on now - but haven't had the patience to take new pics yet..

Posted over 6 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

Dura ace Lockring!

Posted over 6 years ago

the_velove

the_velove says:

Definitely one of the nicest steel track bike I've seen. Keep it! ;)

Posted almost 7 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks a lot man! Means a great deal! I intend to - currently I'm upgrading the whole thing to Dura Ace. Headset, bb, chainset, chainring, cog, hubs, stem - and a seatpost which is the only thing i haven't found at the moment - if you like it now, you're gonna love the upgrade! :)

Posted almost 7 years ago

chriscandy

chriscandy says:

Bliver ikke bedre.. Banani stel er top klasse..

Posted almost 7 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Tak skal du have - helt enig! Jeg er vild med din Bridgestone!

Posted almost 7 years ago

Merlinlutherie

Merlinlutherie says:

This bike is art. Paintjob is so good also.

Posted about 7 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks man! I'm glad you like it!

Posted about 7 years ago

excalibur-prime

excalibur-prime says:

so fancy!

Posted over 7 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

It really is :)

Posted over 7 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

This is so pure and beautiful. I hope it gets featured someday.

Posted over 7 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Really kind of you to say that! Greatly appreciated

Posted over 7 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

The paintjob is amazing man ;)

Posted about 7 years ago

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