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1960 Ives (yellow bike)

I purchased this Italian bike a few years ago from a friend who bought it new in 1960 from a shop in Beverly Hills.

Originally, the bike had 10 speeds. The original owner, Hal Munn of L.A. Wheelmen fame, gave it a triple. He rode it many thousands of miles, including centuries and double centuries.

Apparently, the Ives was all Campy when new. When Hal converted it to a triple, Suntour Superbe and Sugino parts were substituted. Currently, the rear hub and seatpost are Campy. I added a 6 speed freewheel.

Tubing is German Mannesmann Extra, rare today.

This beauty has a new paint job (done by CyclArt, in Vista, CA) and I've recently added a Brooks Professional saddle.

This is probably the best riding bike that I've owned.

If anyone has information about this make, I'd love to hear from them.

All photos copyright Dan Wyman
White Lightning
"White Lightning"
Brompton folder
Brompton folder
Breaking the Rules
Breaking the Rules
Green  machine
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Speed Thrills
"Speed Thrills"
with new Brooks Professional saddle
with new Brooks Professional saddle
Nervex Lugs
Nervex Lugs
Original Headbadge
Original Headbadge
Ives at speed
Ives at speed
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