Thursday, March 27, 2014

American Road bike

American was a custom frame builder in America. They where most famous for the ultralight sub 3 pound 30.000 dollar Beryllium prototype MTB frame that some German collector bought back in the early 90'ies. One trend in those times was to make a road bike if you where a die hard MTB builder, it was sort of a statement towards the road bike riders who preferred frames by 50 year old brands with Italian heritage. Compare the above frame with a Pinarello from the same year and the difference is big, but IMHO this frame is as elegant as any Colnago is in a sort of wicked way.

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