Do you dig the classic feel of a quality steel road bike? I have something a bit unusual, bespoke, rare, quirky, and rad for you. Here's a handmade MIKKELSEN from Northern California framebuilder Bernie Mikkelsen of Alameda.
From my research, Bernie has apparently had a stroke so I was unable to get exact provenance of this frame. I bought it as a project from a reliable shop owner who got it from the one and original owner. Mikkelsen used tubing in custom ways as he saw fit, and used everything from Reynolds, Columbus, True Temper, Dedacciai, and Tange. As you can see from the pictures, the bottom of the downtube is flared for stiffness, and the TIG welds overall are beautiful.
It's a funky metallic brown color that I would call "Birch Beer" since it's redder than root beer. It's been ridden and has two dings of note, but it's bone-straight and a hella smooth ride. It reminds me a lot of my beloved Ibis Spanky I rode in the late 1990s.Alas, I can have only one extra road bike in my garage right now so this has to go. I also have tons of road parts avaible, so don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything for your build. This is peak 90s TIG steel akin to LeMond, Ibis, Independent Fabrication, etc and would make a great commuter or all-day roadie rig.
But if it's too much, make an offer OR PREFERABLY ask me to throw in a couple of extra parts. Custom Mikkelson frame with 55cm top tube and 55cm center-to-center seat tube. The standover feels more like a bigger bike than 55. Kestrel EMS threaded carbon fork in great condition. Campy Record steel headset included -- shiny!This bike has wear and tear but has a ton of miles left in it. Dings are in the pics. Frame and fork will be carefully packed with lots of styrofoam blocks.
I've found this to be the safest most stable way to suspend a frame within a bike box. Good luck and do keep an eye on my other listing for more cool roadie stuff! The item "MIKKELSEN handmade road frame, 55cm, Campy headset and Kestrel EMS carbon fork" is in sale since Saturday, June 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bicycle Frames".The seller is "biscuit_bikes" and is located in Crozet, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.