Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Obscure Frame Builder, Bama

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Obscure Frame Builder, Bama

Old 07-27-18, 10:09 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
cyclotoine's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Yukon, Canada
Posts: 8,772
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
New Bike build. Obscure Frame Builder, Bama

A friend of mine picked up this frame only in Poland years ago. He beat the paint up pretty good. He road it with a straight blade bonded aluminum fork and I scored this nice Tange on here. It was a 27.0 crown race so I bought a headset to fit and ended up using Loctite 660 on the cups. No dropouts were harmed in this build, proper end caps were purchased for rear hub to fit the frame. Eventually, these parts will move over to the 1970s Carabella Professional (after I ream the seat tube and face the headtube) and I may build this up as an eclectic mix road bike.


Bama, Columbus tubes and drop-outs, 62x59 c-c
Fork: Tange chrome, aero sloping crown
Headset: Tange Levin from China (fake?)
Seat Binder: Campagnolo
Stem: SR royal 120mm
Bars: Nitto
Grips: Gran Compe Wood
Post: Thomson Elite 27.2 silver 330mm
Saddle: Brooks Cambium C17 slate
Cranks: Shimano Ultegra 172.5mm Octalink
Bottom Bracket: English threaded Ultegra 109.5mm Octalink
Chainring: Brev 46T
Sprocket: Unknown 17T
Pedals: XTR trail
Hubs: Phil Wood 36H
Rims: Rear: Mavic Open ProCD, Front: Nisi Mixer
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
Tires: Fyxation 28mm brown/white
Chain: KMC

1 Super Record bike, 1 Nuovo Record bike, 1 Pista, 1 Road, 1 Cyclocross/Allrounder, 1 MTB, 1 Touring, 1 Fixed gear

Last edited by cyclotoine; 07-27-18 at 10:45 AM.
cyclotoine is offline  
Likes For cyclotoine:
Old 05-13-20, 12:41 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: MIA 305
Posts: 66


Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 13 Times in 6 Posts
I like the slickster... plus the details on the frame are aweome love the fade and the flip colors of the BAMA. never heard of the brand but i like the look of it. Those grips are pretty sexy phil woods always gets love with the mavic pro's.
somepetalhead is offline  
Old 05-13-20, 05:11 PM
Senior Member
tyler_fred's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Magnolia State, 100į with 110% humidity
Posts: 1,274

Bikes: American, Italian, and Japanese.. in no particular order.

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 346 Post(s)
Liked 255 Times in 120 Posts
Iíve never heard of Bama either but looks to be a nice frameset.

FWIW, If you were to say ďIím a big fan of BamaĒ around here in the southeastern US, those around would scowl at you...
Thumbs down to ĎBama Roll Tide.
tyler_fred is offline  
Old 05-13-20, 05:45 PM
Senior Member
squirtdad's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose (Willow Glen) Ca
Posts: 7,706

Bikes: 85 team Miyata (modern 5800 105) , '84 Team Miyata,(dura ace old school) '82 nishiski,

Mentioned: 79 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1432 Post(s)
Liked 765 Times in 515 Posts
i will bet you don't over inflate those tires unless you want a little extra training drag
Life is too short not to ride the best bike you have, as much as you can
squirtdad is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
deux jambes
Classic & Vintage
11-14-19 06:13 AM
Classic and Vintage Sales
02-20-17 08:08 AM
Classic & Vintage
05-31-12 11:20 PM
Classic & Vintage
02-10-12 01:25 AM
Classic & Vintage
08-18-10 04:42 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.