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Mondia

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Mondia was a Swiss bicycle company that was quite successful during the 70s and 80s.  Their bikes were recognized for their distinctive and crazy paint schemes. 

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Most Mondias used Reynolds 531 double butted tubing for their frames and forks. 

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This particular model, the “Special”  used extensive chrome throughout the frame and intricate Nervex lugs. 

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These Swiss frames had quality all over.  Campagnolo forged dropouts were used front and rear. 

Mondia special 52-54

Here’s one that I came upon.  It looks like someone thought it was pretty and wanted to make it into a single speed but didn’t do it the right way.  Hopefully the next owner does this bike justice.  Here’s a Mondia Special in prime condition:

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more here http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Switzerland/Mondia_main.htm