Road Touring Bike

Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996

Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996

Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996
Castellon Steel Touring Road Bike with a Joe Bell paint job in excellent condition. Leo Castellon was a custom frame builder in the NoCal area learning the craft from Dale Saso. In the late 70s. This custom steel frame is a beautiful example of his talent and dedication. Just look at the smooth cable housing entry and exit in the top tube! The frame was then painted by San Diego legend Joe Bell who still makes beautiful bicycle finishes in Spring Valley, CA in his workshop today. His famous JB initials are painted under the clear coat on the left chainstay near the bottom bracket. The color is a smoke black on a silver background finished by a blue glossy clear coat that looks stunning in the sunlight. He wrote the date of his work xx. 1996 on the shaft of the fork hidden inside the headtube. This bicycle frame is a perfect example of great Californian craftsmanship. And you won’t find another one like this. The fillet-brazed frame has carefully selected double and triple-butted tubes for maximum strength and minimal weight. This frame was state of the art back in the days. The seat tube, for instance, widens towards the bottom bracket shell and measures 64 cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube. The top tube measures 59 cm from the center of the seat tube to the center of the head tube. The rear triangle, typical for a touring bicycle, is extended for better rear pannier clearance and an increased 105 cm wheelbase for excellent stability while riding a loaded touring bicycle. That is tapered towards the middle. Is 20.5 cm long and adds to the relaxed geometry important for long hours in saddle. The frame has mounts for a rear rack and fenders and the fork. Has mounts for a low-rider and. He frame also has mounts for three water bottle cages, one under the down tube. Most of the paint is in pristine condition. However, on the top tube are a couple of paint damages, one has been touched up (pics 11). And the fork has lost some blue glossy clear coat on 3 spots e. In summary, this frame would work great for someone 6’2 and taller and happily awaits you mounting rear and front racks, and maybe some fenders. I built this frame up with era matching parts, many of them new. Everything is completely clean, and looks, and rides like a dream. Please, check out the specs to appreciate the effort and time that went into this built with no corners and costs cut to celebrate this beautiful frame. Heart of this built are the triple TA Specialites chainrings with 50, 40 and 30 teeth combined with a Shimano 11-30 cassette. This drivetrain makes it a true touring bicycle that does not shy back from riding in the mountains. The frame and fork can clear up to 32 mm tires without fenders what is great when you choose the unbeaten gravel path once in a while. Frame + Fork: Leo Castellon Road Touring – Size 64cm, blue-black by Joe Bell. Headset: Stronglight Delta – 1, needle bearings, black. Handlebars: Nitto B177 NOODLE – 44cm, 26mm, silver. Stem: Nitto Dynamic 11 – 110mm, 26mm, silver. Seatpost: Kalloy – 27.2mm, silver with black clamp. NEW Saddle: Saddle San Marco Regal Evo – black. Pedals: MKS Sylvan Touring – silver-black. NEW Bartape: Ribbon Cork – black. NEW Rims: Sun Rims Venus – 32 hole, silver. NEW Spokes: Sapim Leader – Straight, 2.0, silver. NEW Nipples: DT Swiss – brass, silver. Hubs: Shimano Ultegra 600 – 8-speed, 32 hole, silver. Skewers: Shimano Ultegra 600 – silver. NEW Rim Tape: Velox – 16mm. NEW Tires: Panaracer Pasela PT – folding, 28mm, black-tan. NEW Tubes: Continental Race – 60mm stem. Brake Lever: Shimano Ultegra 600 SLR BL-6403. Shifter: Shimano Ultegra 600 Barend SL-BS64 – 8-speed. Brakes: Shimano Ultegra 600 BR-6403. Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 600 FD-6401 – band-clamp, 28.6mm. Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 600 RD-6403 – 8-speed. Crankset: Shimano Ultegra 600 FD-6400 – 175mm. NEW Chainrings: TA Specialites – 50t Alize, 40t Alize K, 30t Zelito. NEW Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN55 – 122.5mm. NEW Cassette: Shimano HG50 – 11-30, 8-speed. NEW Cables + Housing : Shimano – silver-grey. Check out our other items! The item “Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996″ is in sale since Friday, December 18, 2020. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bicycles”. The seller is “bicyclecomponents” and is located in La Jolla, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Custom-Built: Yes
  • Wheel Size: 700C
  • Department: Unisex Adult
  • Bike Type: Touring Bike
  • Material: Steel
  • Handlebar Type: Drop Bar
  • Frame Size: 64 cm
  • Model Year: 1996
  • Gear Change Mechanism: Derailleur Gears
  • Shifter Style: Barend Shifters
  • Color: Blue/Black
  • Vintage: Yes
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Suspension Type: No Suspension
  • Brand: Leo Castellon
  • Brake Type: Caliper Brake – Side Pull
  • Frame Material: Steel
  • Configuration: Full Bicycle
  • Tire Type: Clincher Tires
  • Type: Touring Bike
  • Number of Speeds: 3 x 8 Speed

Beautiful Leo Castellon Custom Steel Touring Road Bike painted by Joe Bell 1996

, , , , , , , ,

Comments are currently closed.