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Golden Saddle Rides: Mike’s All-City Kiwi Green Mr. Pink with Campagnolo Chorus

When All-City first developed the Mr. Pink, they wanted to deliver a classic steel road bike, made from Columbus ZONA tubing, with a Shimano kit for under $2,000. In fact, that number came in at $1,799. Last month, All-City lowered the MSRP on Mr. Pink completes to $1,499, with the framesets being reduced from $999 to $850, sparking me to finally shoot Mike’s “Kiwi Green” Mr. Pink with Campagnolo Chorus. This is not an advertisement, I just wanted to share the news and get you into your local shop to check one out.

When it comes to production steel road bikes, the Mr. Pink is one of the finer specimens. The model’s latest color grabbed Mike from Golden Saddle‘s attention, as it matched some components had had laying around including some green Chris King bits, as well as some PAUL skewers and a Turquoise King headset. The boys at the shop like to ride bikes that they sell, so when potential customers ask them questions, they can reply with honest answers.

The thing I really like about this build, in particular, is the vintage sensibilities with modern technology. Sealed headset, sealed hubs, modern road gearing, and steel with plenty of life left. Mike rides this bike to work and on the local road rides. Coming from a Moots, it took a bit to get used to, but the steel fork is more forgiving on the rough roads around these parts.

If you’re in the market for a new road bike, check out the Mr. Pink, now with a lower MSRP.

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If you want a custom build like this and live in Los Angeles, hit up Golden Saddle Cyclery.