1983 Lotus Supreme – Retro Modern Dura Ace/Mavic custom 20 spd – 56cm – SOLD
Amazing Retro-modern classic build.
This bike is a unique metallic lavender, fully chromed underneath the paint, chrome cutout lugs, hand brazed by Tsunoda in Japan using Columbus SL tubes. We kept as much of the classic Dura Ace EX components as possible while still being able to upgrade the bike for modern performance. The original Dura Ace calipers, seatpost, and front derailleur remain along with the original saddle. (Saddle shows some wear, but hey it’s a 1983.) The rest of the drivetrain has been updated to Dura Ace 7800 series 20 speed. Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels.
The bike is very light and responsive, though I have not weighed it precisely. Guessing about 20lbs. The frame shows a bit of light rust in a few corners, but nothing serious and it shines nicely! Pedals are merely testers.
One-of-kind high performance classic.