Readers’ Rigs: Mondonico Metal Magnificence


You simply can’t beat metal and Mind Tjaden in Sausalito, California is in love along with his lugged, handmade Mondonico shod with Shimano Dura Ace. That is no ‘Outdated Basic’ however a contemporary bike made within the Basic model… and magnificence it has by the bucketful.


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Title: Brian Tjaden
Location: Sausalito, CA
Bike: Mondonico
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Wheels: Handcrafted, Shimano Dura-Ace 28H hubs with Ambrosio Crono tubular rims.
Pedals: Speedplay X-2 stainless.
Saddle: Fizik Kurve Chameleon Carbon.
Weight: 17 lbs (7.7kgs)

When did you purchase it?
Inbuilt 2013

What made you select this bike?
Love lugged handmade metal.

What modifications/additions have you ever finished?
None, love her simply the way in which she is.

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What parts are you working?
Dura-Ace crank 53×39, Dura-Ace Cassette 11×13 on flat days. 11-25 on climbing days.


What number of miles/kilometers do you do a 12 months?
About 10,000 miles.

Favourite driving space?
California HWY 1, on Strava right here.


Favourite driving expertise in your bike?
Street racing in Boulder again within the late 70’s and early 80’s.

Future upgrades?
Larger legs, lungs and coronary heart.


Final phrases? When doubtful, invoke rule #5…

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