Condor Cycles has unveiled special edition frames designed for the P&P World Cycling Revival, the Classico.
The limited edition bike was handmade in Italy especially for the Japanese Keirin Trophy, the centrepiece of the race programme at the World Cycling Revival festival which takes place between 14th-16th June 2018 at Herne Hill Velodrome in London.
Condor used the Classico model as the initial blueprint for the design, taking styling cues from the 50s and 60s bikes used by Condor racers Dave Bonner and Hugh Porter at Herne Hill Velodrome.
These specifically designed bikes were built using keirin-style components; all competitors will compete on these replica models. Only 15 bikes have been created.
The handmade bikes have a triple butted lugged steel frame, made with the latest modern steel in the 1950s style. The rear section is chrome plated and etched on the fork with ‘Since 1948’ the year Condor was formed and also the year of the London Olympics at Herne Hill.
Grant Young of Condor Cycles said: “This year marks our seventieth anniversary building bespoke bicycles. In 1948 the majority of race bikes were custom built, but increasingly, in today’s marketplace this is a rarity. That is why we are so excited to partner with The World Cycling Revival and produce the Classico for the event.”