On a ride this weekend I passed these guys out for their Sunday roll. Despite the amount of bikes you pass on the roads here in NYC, there are very few that really turn your head and make you stop and introduce yourself. This frame was literally blinding on our first sunny 80 plus degree weekend. The owner acquired the frame from a Colombian who brought it up to the US in the 1980s. Although the frame and paint were in pretty good condition when he got it, he had to order and restore the decals. The paint is actually made up of a gold plating, that is then covered in a high gloss lacquer that gives it this beautiful finish. The bike was also sporting a mint Campagnolo gruppo, an original 50th anniversary edition no less. This one made my ride. Below a shot from GW Bridge looking back into a hazy 86 degree Manhattan.