Pedal Revolution Used Bike Update 4-2-14: Viner Special Touring–54 cm
Now refurbished and up for sale at Pedal Rev is this 54 cm Viner Super Touring. A rare, unique, and lightweight Italian rig from the mid-80’s, it’s a classic that is sure to turn a few heads. As a company, Viner was known mostly for their racing road bikes; they were a prominent pro cycling sponsor from the 1960s through the 1990s. But somewhere along the way Viner found the time and inclination to design and build this light touring frame. The lugged frame is made of Columbus AELLE steel tubes, and the original paint is in very good shape. Several rare features are pictured and described below:
Mounting bracket on right fork blade for light generator. The generator and light are fully functional, and the system can be easily switched on or off.
Fitted with a chain guard with a recessed opening for front derailleur. This is a very rare feature you’re not likely to see anywhere else, and works as intended. The original fenders fit tightly against the tires (Panaracer Pasela Tour Guards, 700×28), and protect both you and the bike’s components from dirt and water.
The Campagnolo derailleurs (rear is stamped, indicating 1984 manufacture date) have been kept, along with the Campy downtube shifters. The wheelset is new, and the aging rear freewheel has been replaced with an IRD 5-speed unit with a 13/28 range. Rounding out the build is a modernized braking setup, featuring dual-pivot calipers and reverse pull Dia-Compe levers—great for style as well as maximizing braking leverage. Come in and check it out before it’s gone!
54cm – $750.