Mali Pista

Mali Pista

Boston’s Superb Bicycle store maintains a healthy stock of beautiful bikes and parts — we’ve previously featured Heidi Davis’ custom Fat Chance Team Comp that found its way onto their floor. Another interesting frame that came their way was this World Championship-winning Mali Pista.

It may look trim, sporting clearances that would be a liability to ride on the street, but it’s been specially beefed up. Check out the reinforced bottom bracket that lent Russia’s Galina Yenyuchina enough of an advantage to win the photo finish in the UCI World Sprint Championship in 1994.

When Galina battled France’s Felicia Ballanger for the rainbow stripes, her Mali was painted with a day-glo orange and yellow fade in the style typical of the era. It since received a much more subtle coat of paint that only emphasizes the sprint-specific reinforcements.

Mali Pista
Mali Pista
Mali Pista
Mali Pista
Mali Pista
Mali Pista
Mali Pista
Mali Pista

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  • http://spinynorman.tumblr.com Spiny Norman

    Sexy fork.

    • Onelesspedestrian

      You’re not kidding. This bike is SO much prettier than the Look she goes up against. Small women’s bikes are awesome… All wheels, drops lined up at tire height… This is why I like building bikes for my wife (5’2″)