I'd always wanted a Swiss bike since the family originates from
there. Mondia was headquarted in Balsteil, about 20km south of
Liesteil, the family home town.
Unknown year, but the serial number begins with 80 - could it be
coincidence that the original components are 1980 as well?
Head shot, Dura Ace stem and Nitto bars. All Japanese components
including Dura Ace hubs, except for the Ideale saddle and rims
were originally 27" Super Champion and shot. I've replaced the
rims with a 700c Mavic Module E on the front and a "new" Mavic Open
Sport on the rear.
1980 Dura Ace (E date code) except for what has
been replaced, engraved forks and what I call the "Swiss Fade" paint
Ace crank and FD, 600 RD, red and black pinstriping on the seat and
wheel stays and top
Shot of the original Dura Ace DynaDrive pedal and crank. How many
miles does it take
to almost wear the Dura Ace engraving off the crank arm? This
bike has been ridden, lots.
I just didn't enjoy riding it with
cleats, so changed over to a normal DA crank and Looks.