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Old 07-11-09, 11:19 AM   #1
Charles Wahl
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Mondia tubing/seatpost size?

Were Mondia frames built from metric-sized tubing in the mid-70s? We have one that's just been repainted (orig. paint removed), and the seat tube measures about 28.6 outside and 26.4 to 26.6 inside (slightly ovalized, I guess). I guess the reason I'm confused is that my two French frames actually measure slightly smaller on the OD of the seat tube -- could just be paint thickness! Of course, I neglected to measure it when it was nude.
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Old 07-11-09, 12:32 PM   #2
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I checked the seat posts on four of my Mondias: my 1970 and 1973 use a 26.4 while my 1977 uses a 26.6. My oldest Mondia, a 1965, uses a 26.4. What is the serial no. of your Mondia?
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Thanx retyred! It's 191150: almost the twin of your orange cyclocross model that you posted pics of awhile back. Mine (at least now it is, not then) is pictured at the top of that thread, and yours at the end. You had said that you think yours is a '74, but if the CR Mondia serial number data is reliable, I'd say more like 1977. Unusual for Mondia: Bocama lugs and Campy vertical rear dropouts, French HS but English BB threading. I think somebody did some frame update modifications to this one, because unlike yours with a slightly higher serial number, it has top tube cable guides, downtube shifter bosses (along with the original clamp stop on DT underside) and braze-on derailer cable guides atop the BB.

Here it is now; I had the fork crown rechromed, and the dropouts done too. I plan to outline the lugs, though haven't decided on black or gold yet. Sorry about the dust!








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