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Classic Mondia Swiss made bike finally restored

Old 02-20-15, 06:00 AM
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Classic Mondia Swiss made bike finally restored

Hello all.

I would like to show your my recent work. I have restored Classic Mondia bike. Its Reynords 531 tubing and full Shimano 600 ultegra groupset. Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks

Bike as I brought it:


Frame stripped and sanded:


Frame re-sprayed (top tube only):


Now:














Bike is for the sale btw.
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Old 02-20-15, 06:05 AM
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Beautiful!
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Thoughtful renewal and a sweet bike. Tilt those bars down a smidge and you're all there.
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Yow!!! Yellow tires? Chartreuse bar tape? - Those colors are wild! - but somehow, it all works on that bike. Great job, djoxy.
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Old 02-20-15, 06:26 AM
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Great work! I love the way you kept the integrity of the bike, but made it distinctly yours. Bravo!
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Great looking ! I like the way you went after the major problems( top tube) but left all the other little nicks showing. Shows the history and story of the bike. Good looking frame, I just landed an 89 Gazelle Formula race frame and it shares similar build with yours.

Welcome to the Forum. BTW, that one should be a keeper.
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Old 02-20-15, 08:21 AM
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Nice work, the bike is beautiful. Nice use of colors.
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Old 02-20-15, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Great looking ! I like the way you went after the major problems( top tube) but left all the other little nicks showing. Shows the history and story of the bike. Good looking frame, I just landed an 89 Gazelle Formula race frame and it shares similar build with yours.

Welcome to the Forum. BTW, that one should be a keeper.
Thank you all! I am following bikeforums.net for a while but recently joined. You are totally right, I did intentionally left some marks of the time and history this frame bears with it. Frame is really exceptional, just replaced the parts that have no big impact.

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Old 02-20-15, 09:11 AM
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I agree with all the comments:

the colors seem to work well! You can really see your style come out in those color choices.

the bars should be leveled out - if you ride better like they are - at least level them out for a good side view photo.. and then put them back!

great choice on painting the top tube where the worst scratches were and leaving the rest! Did you clear coat the whole bike once the top tube was repainted white? That white blends very well...

Congrats on a great build! Hope to see you do some more in the future!
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Old 02-20-15, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ratfink76 View Post
I agree with all the comments:

the colors seem to work well! You can really see your style come out in those color choices.

the bars should be leveled out - if you ride better like they are - at least level them out for a good side view photo.. and then put them back!

great choice on painting the top tube where the worst scratches were and leaving the rest! Did you clear coat the whole bike once the top tube was repainted white? That white blends very well...

Congrats on a great build! Hope to see you do some more in the future!
Thanks! Will lover the bars for the side pictures.

As for the clear coat I only did top tube. Was scared to get peeling off if I don't sand the rest. A bit unsure about that.

White is not 100% identical but that is only visible from one feet far from the tubes. I couldn't mix the rattle cans.

If I continue to do this hobby I am thinking of buying spray *** and small compressor for next project and experiment with some custom color schemes.

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Old 02-20-15, 09:25 AM
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Very cool bike. I love the lug lining. How does it ride?
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Old 02-20-15, 09:28 AM
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I know how it was before the service, haven't tried it yet after the restoration. Must admit that it worked well even before.
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Very cool work! I really like the colors too.

Same comment on the bars. I have never seen them pointed below the rear axle before. Mine end up being somewhat above as a result of leaving them loose and finding the comfortable position in the drops within brake lever reach. But if you like them in that position, ignore our opinions!
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Color choice ties in nicely with the badge. Nice!
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I did some research but couldn't find exact year and model. I found some similar frames but made for cyclocross. And they said its about 1986. My thoughts are that it is in between 85-90'. Here is some page about it:

Mondia Cyclocross 1986 - speedbicycles.com
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That bike came out great; nice job.
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Old 02-20-15, 11:45 AM
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Thanks!
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Excellent restoration!
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Bold choices on the colours but I really like it. Well done.

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so good!
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Beautiful!! As I scrolled through the pics I was afraid I was afraid I would see it festooned with black 11 Spd Ergo and "Deep Dish" wheels. It is a great looking and I am sure a great riding bike.
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Beautiful!! As I scrolled through the pics I was afraid I was afraid I would see it festooned with black 11 Spd Ergo and "Deep Dish" wheels. It is a great looking and I am sure a great riding bike.
Thank you all, I am very pleased that you like my restoration. That gives me additional motivation.
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Your Mondia looks very nice, great combination of color and parts. I would think it's a late eighties model.
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Now you just need some skyblue bottle cages, nice bike
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