Kypo Pista

Kypo Pista

Australia will hold its first Custom Bicycle Show in December 2012, which will present a swathe of current builders and their work. They will be the newest in a proud tradition of Australian frame makers, which includes the little-known but highly prolific Rob Kypriotis.

The Kypo marque may not be as recognizable as Kenevans, Bundy, Paconi or their contemporaries, but his output was high, building hundreds of frames during the 80s and 90s. Located at Traralgon, in the Gippsland area, he supplied many local riders with training bikes and their race frames.

This Kypo track frame was recently acquired by a Melbourne cyclist named Marc, an enthusiastic collector of Australian classics. Thankfully, the talented photographer Andy Rogers was on hand to capture it — you can see more details on Andy’s Fame & Spear website and flickr.

Kypo Pista
Kypo Pista
Kypo Pista
Kypo Pista
Kypo Pista
Kypo Pista
Kypo Pista

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  • itsmefool

    Is that saddle high enough? I do like the color.

    • http://twitter.com/OatsAndSugar Johanan Ottensooser

      And I love the striping /lettering!

  • http://twitter.com/ademack Andrew Demack

    I think a builder would be prolific (producing abundance). His output might be profuse (abundant). Well, in certain parts of regional Victoria anyway.

  • Alphonse Del Rudo

    Kypo made some of the nicest looking frames going around back in the early 90’s. That red and white longitudinal fade was something of a signature finish for his bikes.

  • Crazypandakills

    Kypo’s where built buy Hillman.