Some might call this a "beater," but I think it's a beaut' because it's so much fun to ride! I got this frame and fork very used in 2001 or 2002 to build up as a fixed gear road bike. I used it that way for a few years, then recently converted into an off-road fixed gear bike by adding the cyclocross tyres and the "interruptor" levers on the tops of the handlebars (they allow me to stay further back and less forward-hinged when braking on steep downhills, which is a nice bonus anywhere, but especially off-road). Now I love riding this bike! The question is whether I'm going to get it repainted or not. (The original paint is in bad shape and has grey primer covering all the chips and potential rust spots.) I don't know a lot about this bike, but it's apparently from the mid- to early-80s and is a mid-level racing bike made of Columbus Tretubi. - Chris Kostman

<x-tad-smaller>Some might call this a "beater," but I think it's a beaut' because it's so much fun to ride! I got this frame and fork very used in 2001 or 2002 to build up as a fixed gear road bike. I used it that way for a few years, then recently converted into an off-road fixed gear bike by adding the cyclocross tyres and the "interruptor" levers on the tops of the handlebars (they allow me to stay further back and less forward-hinged when braking on steep downhills, which is a nice bonus anywhere, but especially off-road). Now I love riding this bike! The question is whether I'm going to get it repainted or not. (The original paint is in bad shape and has grey primer covering all the chips and potential rust spots.) I don't know a lot about this bike, but it's apparently from the mid- to early-80s and is a mid-level racing bike made of Columbus Tretubi. - Chris Kostman

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