2004 Mariposa 700c touring bike, built by Mike Barry of Toronto. Reynolds 531 tubing, custom racks, and a mix of French and Japanese parts. Note the brazed on Mafac cantilever brakes, Nitto stem, and front bag decaleur.
Posted 11.10.10 in Bike Gallery | Bookmark or Share
Beautiful bike, love that color. That’s an interesting stem, was it custom made by the frame builder?
“Cantilever brakes”?? Aren’t those center-pulls? Or are they also considered a form of cantilever?
The little butterfly on the fork crown won me over. :) And you have a Suntour derailleur!
RDW: I chose a color chip (from Ralph Lauren house paints) that gave me the feeling of 1950s French bikes. The stem is an older Nitto model that I found at a shop in Japan. John: Yes, of course, those are MAFAC centerpull brakes. I should do better/more proofreading. Janice in GA: Yes, that particular Suntour model rear derailleur is a gem. Other parts: Chris King headset, Nitto 44cm Randonneur handlebar, TA water bottle cages, Phil Wood bb, TA crankset (28-38-48), TA pedals, 36-hole Mavic SSC hubs, Mavic MA2 rims, Simplex seatpost, Shimano Dura Ace (for triples) front derailleur, and Ideale 90 saddle.
That’s a mighty small cassette for a touring bike !
Beautiful bike. The Mariposa is one of the finest bikes ever made, if ever there was a perfect bike, that is it!
Absolutely stunning. I can’t say enough great things about Mariposa bikes. Among the best I have ever seen.