Faraci :: 01

Thought it was about time I shared a project with FOA. Haven’t posted any of my own bikes in a long while. This one is pretty special to me as its the first time I’ve picked up the torch and built a frame from scratch. I’ve always loved the style and understated beauty of 60’s/70’s bicycles. I took certain aspects from here there and everywhere and brought them together with my own ideas to create this bicycle. Brazed last year and finally built up this year after deciding on parts, colour and getting my act together. Half brazed up in Brisbane and then finished in Canberra in 2014. A huge thank-you to Kumo for his time, patience, guidance and tooling. Couldn’t have done it without this dude!

Frameset: Faraci #01 - Columbus
Headset: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Stem: 3ttt
Handlebars: 3ttt - Gimondi
Bar Tape: Newbaums Cloth w/ Waxed Twine
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Brake Calipers: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Seat Post: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Saddle: 3ttt
Shift levers: Campagnolo Record Bar End
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Rally
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Crankset: Campagnolo Gran Sport 50t/36t
Chain: Sachs Huret
Freewheel: Shimano 600 13t-30t
Rims/Spokes/Hubs: FIR EL19 / DT Swiss / Campagnolo Gran Sport [Nuovo Tipo]
Tyres: Grand Bois 28c
Pedals/Cages/Straps: Campagnolo Gran Sport / ALE / Alfredo Binda
Pump: Silca w/ Campagnolo Pump Head

More images via Gav’s Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/gbannerman/albums/72157659940037773

Bloody banger Gypsy

yeh thats a keeper aye! absolute beaut gyp, kudos.

Hey good job there mate, pretty sweet. Great to see it after all the frothing over the Grand Sport gear collecting.

Holy shit Gypo, that’s fantastic.

That’s great. The frame and build go perfectly. The badge is really cool.


Nice work Gypsy.

wow, understated and beautiful.


Far king amazing

that’s a rippa gypsy. Nice work!


Very very nice

Awesome man, everything fits together nicely. Three thumbs up.

Definitely a thing pf beauty, how does it ride? what tubeset is it?

Heck yes!

I wonder if anyone would notice it wasn’t old if you tried riding Le Eroica on it

Fucking banger

This looks awesome.