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Got a super smoking deal on a one of kind Chaparral

Old 08-04-19, 07:18 PM
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Got a super smoking deal on a one of kind Chaparral









This how it look like went I pick it up


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This one kind Chaparral road bike came up on Facebook market. Letís say the price was not going to break the bank.
columbus EL tubing and Shimano Dura-Ace,crazy tri-bar.
So I was excited to pickup this special crazy looking frame design. Has anyone seen this kind of lug setup on the seat bol?
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This is pretty close.
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Is this your bike? Very eyes candy
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This is pretty close.
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Originally Posted by Danbianchi881
This one kind Chaparral road bike came up on Facebook market. Let’s say the price was not going to break the bank.
columbus EL tubing and Shimano Dura-Ace,crazy tri-bar.
So I was excited to pickup this special crazy looking frame design. Has anyone seen this kind of lug setup on the seat bol?
That's the first time I've really seen that modern tri-bike frame geometry (sharp seattube angle) translated directly onto a lugged steel frame.

Interesting.

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Originally Posted by Danbianchi881
Is this your bike? Very eyes candy
Not mine, could be yours, it is for sale. Steve does a great job I think.

https://www.millfieldvelo.com.au/superlight/
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Not mine, could be yours, it is for sale. Steve does a great job I think.

https://www.millfieldvelo.com.au/superlight/
Not to be a killjoy, but: I'm not convinced these are as exclusive as the shop would like to make them out to be. I've seen an identical frame down here in South Florida at one LBS; seatpost extension and all. The whole "custom build for a pro rider" jazz sounds good until you realize that this was probably nothing more than the factory making a made-to-measure frame; something one would expect from the Merckx brand.

I may be wrong, but without any documentations to correspond with the lofty ad copy, I'm not swallowing the hype. It's a nice frame, but I'm not convinced its as special as they make it out to be.

Also - from their description about the forks - I'm convinced the matching forks, headset, bars and crankset are all later additions painted to match and have nothing to do with the Merckx factory at all.

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Originally Posted by cudak888
Not to be a killjoy, but: I'm not convinced these are as exclusive as the shop would like to make them out to be. I've seen an identical frame down here in South Florida at one LBS; seatpost extension and all. The whole "custom build for a pro rider" jazz sounds good until you realize that this was probably nothing more than the factory making a made-to-measure frame; something one would expect from the Merckx brand.

I may be wrong, but without any documentations to correspond with the lofty ad copy, I'm not swallowing the hype. It's a nice frame, but I'm not convinced its as special as they make it out to be.

Also - from their description about the forks - I'm convinced the matching forks, headset, bars and crankset are all later additions painted to match and have nothing to do with the Merckx factory at all.

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Right you are, forks and color key parts are his additions and he states so.

The whole thing is his version of it and I think his vision is pretty cool even though I won't be stepping up again anytime soon.

And while I agree the pro rider language is a bit strong, I know for a fact they do a pretty serious deep dive on serial numbers and truly believe there is something to it if they put it out there.

He really does put a lot of work and thought into these builds, frame prep, repair and paint are stellar to be sure.

His prices reflect what goes into them and as we know is not out of line, is he proud of them, absolutely, are his prices unreasonable, maybe, not for us to say, if they sell, they sell, if not then he has to live with that.
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Hate to break into the annimated Merckx discussion, but does anybody know anything about Chaparral bikes?
All I could fine is the Kobe Chaparral, which this isn't.
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