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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:
Shimano Dura Ace FC-7600 NJS 170mm I Shimano Dura-Ace

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan Pista I Christophe Straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
47/15 I Dura-Ace I Dura-Ace I DID Track

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto B123 NJS I Shimano Dura-Ace AX

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

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Wolber Super Champion Gentleman I Shimano Dura Ace HB-7520 Track I Vittoria Open Corsa 23mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Wolber Super Champion Gentleman I Shimano Dura Ace HB-7520 Track I Vittoria Open Corsa 23mm

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

Added by Karl. Last updated over 2 years ago.

47 Comments

Yogi

Yogi says:

One of the most beautiful steel pista bikes on here.

Posted 18 days ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks for the kind words friend!

Posted 15 days ago

jmireles

jmireles says:

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

Posted almost 3 years ago

vp1337

vp1337 says:

Beautiful.

Posted over 3 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks man!

Posted over 3 years ago

moose

moose says:

ah so good dude

Posted over 3 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks a lot Moose!

Posted over 3 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

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

Posted over 3 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

Dura ace Lockring!

Posted over 3 years ago

the_velove

the_velove says:

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

Posted almost 4 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 4 years ago

chriscandy

chriscandy says:

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

Posted almost 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

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

Posted almost 4 years ago

Merlinlutherie

Merlinlutherie says:

This bike is art. Paintjob is so good also.

Posted about 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks man! I'm glad you like it!

Posted about 4 years ago

excalibur-prime

excalibur-prime says:

so fancy!

Posted over 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

It really is :)

Posted over 4 years ago

Rushing

Rushing says:

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

Posted over 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Really kind of you to say that! Greatly appreciated

Posted over 4 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

The paintjob is amazing man ;)

Posted about 4 years ago

matteozolt

matteozolt says:

Are you sure that'a titanium stem? I knew the Ti version was named Krystal

Posted over 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Actually i believe it's just TI-finish. The stem is probably just aluminium!

Posted over 4 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Nice man
well done!!

Posted over 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks a lot man! Love all of your bikes :)

Posted over 4 years ago

tracksloth

tracksloth says:

Ouch that's nice. That fork rake! Dastardly Danes.

Posted over 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Haha thank you sir! Yes and with a 23c or 25c it get's really close

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Very nicely done!

Posted over 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks, appreciate it!

Posted over 4 years ago

HNFXD

HNFXD says:

what a beauty

Posted over 4 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks a lot!! I love your charcoal monster!

Posted over 4 years ago

HNFXD

HNFXD says:

thanks

Posted over 4 years ago

Nuk

Nuk says:

Beautiful!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks!!

Posted almost 5 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

sickeningly nice

Posted almost 5 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks a lot friend, appreciated!

Posted almost 5 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Yeah, paintjob is tight.

Posted almost 5 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

I think so too! Thanks!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Jcsan2s

Jcsan2s says:

Very nice!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Novelly

Novelly says:

What a piece of art!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks a lot! Agreed!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

that paint is so dope

Posted almost 5 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Thanks man, i think so too!

Posted almost 5 years ago

hieronymus

hieronymus says:

oh oh, another teaser here. can´t wait!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

Haha you got that right! ;)

Posted almost 5 years ago

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

Steel? Looks niicee!!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

It's steel! Thanks a lot, it's fantastic! The geo is super-tight. Has been used for Danish track championships 20 years ago :)

Posted almost 5 years ago