Mel’s Malvern Star “Vogue” Custom Mixte
This mixte was custom built with speed, weight and quality in mind. This is by far the most expensive build so far. But every dime invested has made a tremendous difference in the end in the way this bike feels. Its aggressive, light and fast; perfect for a good cardio workout.
No fenders, racks, or any other non-sense to weigh this bike down.
These Nitto Albatross bars feature an extra long handlebar grip area, all of which has been wrapped in soft cloth tape. The Tektro Reverse Brake Levers provide more leverage for harder braking which along with the Kool Stop brake pads make this bike incredibly responsive.
Probably one of the heavier individual parts to this bike, the white leather saddle, once broken in, will be the most comfortable saddle this bike could be equipped with.
French Mafac Racer Centre-pull Brakes.
A lot of money went into the drivetrain. It features matching SunTour Cyclone front and rear derailleurs which not only look sexy but weigh nothing and function superbly, speaking of which, the cranks are SunTour Superb, which are made of an extremely light forged alloy.
MKS Road Quill Pedals, extremely lightweight and high quality part made in Japan.