Maybe not vintage, but I would definitely say classic. That's a really nice frame. Rides very smoothly. I converted a '96 into an SS after the brake post was snapped off the frame. Repaired the frame and replaced the dropouts with horizontal ones. Clear coat rather than repaint.
I love my Bizango I have the first year model Tange tubing, no headbadge but a sticker. Really its my grab and go bike. The only gripe is I have to deflate tire to install and remove to get it past the brakes. Upchuck, thats a really nice conversion you got there.
I've had an orange 853 Bizango frameset with Ritchey drops and cast head badge for a while, now. Not sure the vintage (but would like some hints). Just trying to muster the energy to build it up. I've just always liked the way they look.
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