Early 90's Wheeler Chiostra //\\ a bit neo-retro

Listing Ends: February 27

$785.00
$685.00

plus $100.00 shipping
or Local Pickup
Just finished fully rebuilding these 2 90’s Japanese steel classics (check my other ads) Spent months sourcing the parts I wanted including some rare bars (8xtenos,) period saddles (NOS Selle San Marco Concour Light [thanks Rob]) cool stems and clean drive trains. Where needed, brakes, derailleurs, cranksets, etc were disassembled and thoroughly cleaned, and re assembled with fresh grease/lube/loctite. Brand new chains, brand new cables...

They both got about a 20mile shakedown ride yesterday and they're tuned and ready for many miles.

Frame - 1992? Wheeler Chiostra Tange Prestige, i'd call it a 54cm
Fork - Original Tange CroMo
Headset - shimano 600
Wheelset - Shimano WH-R540 with some mismatched QRs
Tires - Continental GP4000 25mm
Front Derailleur - DA 7700
Rear Derailleur - Dura Ace 7700 w/ avid rollamajig
Chain - chain - KMC x9
Cassette - ultegra CS6500 9 speed 12-28
Bottom Bracket - Ultegra
Crankset - dura ace 7700 172.5 53/39
Stem - ITM Goccia 110mm
Bars - modolo 8xtenos 410mm wrapped in Jaguar Green Deda
Levers - dura ace 7700 2x9
Seatpost - 27.2 3k weave carbon with some setback, not sure of the make
Saddle - NOS Selle San Marco Concor Light cromo rails
Brakes - Ultegra 6500

*the crank brothers pedals aren’t included but I can throw in some other no name flats if you need

Wheeler, out of Germany, maybe better known throughout the 90s for their mountain bikes or maybe for Mike Kluge (CX world champ/ Grundig Cup Champ!) who rode for them for a time. I think this model was called 8200 in other markets, it’s a super cool frame made from Tange Prestige, which was a top of the line tubeset at the time, in a dark metallic green with rad decals, chromes fork/stays, pantograph, custom “wheeler” stamped rear dropouts and BB shell, internal rear brake cable routing, etc. In the catalogs of the time, this top model was specc'd with full Dura Ace. I’ve got it built with a slightly newer (than the frame) DA 9 speed group with a few Ultegra bits. It rides great and without even trying it sits sub 20lbs. It’s got a NOS SSM saddle that Lance favored and one of my favorite bend drop bars wrapped in Deda tape. Also an older/period Blackburn bottle cage and full Nissen x SimWorks cables.

Frame Size 54
Seat Tube C-C 530mm
Seat Tube C-T 540mm
Top Tube C-C 540mm

I wanted to offer this bike at this price but also wanted to leave an option to upgrade the wheels/tires (even though I love the matching shimano drop shadow) so I am offering an option to swap in a set of Mavic Ksyrium SSC wheels with brand new Challenge Strada Pro 25mm tires for $200 more which isn’t much more than the tires cost. As another option I can offer to swap the Concour Light Saddle for a white perforated Flite with Ti rails for no extra cost.

check the RB-1 in the my other ad

thanks for looking/reading, hit me up with any q's!
Listed on: September 5, 2023
Listed in: Bikes
Category: Road
Brand: Wheeler Bikes
Size: 54 cm
Item Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shipping available? Yes
Local pickup available? Yes
Returns accepted? No
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Comments

Nothing yet.

Sign up or log in to post a comment.