my whip - bro!

my whip
its a nz built tarini firenza. from my research the frame is from mid 80’s - medium level road bike.
tarini were smallish bike builders. all their frames were made in asian then imported but i am
pretty confident mine was hand built by mark mclean. the seat post tube has a sticker
“high tensile steel, designed and constructed by mark mclean”

there are some patches of rust on it but i am short of funds so i can’t really afford the
powdercoat or paint job, yet.

i brought the bike off ebay for $94 and stripped it back. original ebay purchase here. the excess equipment off it is currently
being used to build my other “bad weather” fixie. a peugeot U08 in very average condition.
80% built.

the set up:
tarini firenza road frame
Alien wheelset 16t
NOS Metal presta valve caps - rare!
wrapped in gatorskins
Alien crank set 46t
Tange BB
Selle San Marco Squadra Ti [titanium rails] saddle
NOS Shimano 105 headset
Nitto NJ Pro NJS Stem - 80
Nitto B-125 NJS bars - 40’s
Champs Black 2mm
Welgo MTB pedals - will upgrade once the ban on spending any more money on bikes is
lifted by my wife. these are taken off my scott reflex 40 pictured here on a local ride.

‘Say whip’
‘Now say coolwhip’
‘Coo wHip’

That’s a really nice conversion mate.
I like.
I love the colour too.

spud, you’re being wHeird.

nice build there, simple.

just looking at the shifter bosses are they mounted on the top of the down tube,
did you have an aero groupset on that rig b4 she was converted?

yeah they were on the down tube but they were suntour symmetric - suntour BL derailers

Nice colour.

And vignetting, hehe.