Back in 2007, Toronto based bike shop La Carrera collaborated with Colnago and legendary graffiti artists Futura 2000 and Stash, to produce 38 custom painted Colnago Master Pista track frames for an art show titled, Look Ma! No Brakes! While the 38 frames based on the artists’ designs were track frames, the prototypes for the project were road frames, meaning this bike is truly one of a kind. After Veltec’s warehouse closed in 2011, The Pro’s Closet unknowingly purchased 5 of the custom Master Pista framesets when the spreadsheet they were given simply said “custom painted Master Pista Frames.” Keeping one for themselves, the other four frames went for over $12,000 each. Considering this bike is a one off, prototype original, and it includes the hand painted HED Jet 90 wheels that were painted by Futura in 2011 as a gift to the creator of the project Nadir Olivet, the price tag seems a little more reasonable.
Regardless, the artwork is currently for sale on ebay for a staggering $110,000. Check out the auction, or just do a little window shopping after the break.
Known for his intricate work, and collaboration with Lance Armstrong in 2005, Futura is a well known graffiti artist, clothing designer, and even author with a book set to come out in 2014. Supposedly inspired by Wonderbread, the paint job on the prototype Master Pista frame is paired with chrome stays and fork, and a Cinelli Pantograph seat post. Of course, the Cinelli Caleido bar tape makes an appearance as well (if there was ever a bike that called for it, this is it). Everything on the bike is new and unused including the 2012 Campagnolo Super Record group.
Just what kind of build are you getting for more than $100k?
- Wheel-Set: HED Jet 90
- Groupo: 2012 Red Edition Super Record – (180 mm cranklength with 53/39 chainrings, 11-21 cassette)
- Stem : 110mm 3TT 2002 EVOL 1″ quill
- Bars : Modollo Professional 44cm
- Seat : San Marco Concor
- Seat Post: 27.2 circa late 70’s Record, Cinelli pantograph
- Headset : 1″ Chris KING threaded
And of course don’t forget the pink Schwalbe Ultremo R tires. The bike also includes limited edition Look Ma No Brakes/Futura cycling socks, t-shirt, and Push Messenger bag. You can buy it, here.
- Serial Number: prototypo
- Size: 57 cm
- Frame Material: Columbus Gilco Design
- Fork: Colnago Precisa
- Headtube Steer Size: 1″
- Actual Top Tube Length: 55.7cm
- Seat Tube Length:57cm (C-T), 55cm (C-C)
- Seat Tube Angle: 73.5 deg
- Head Tube Length:143 mm
- Head Tube Angle: Unknown
- Standover Height: 81cm
- Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
- Rear Dropout Spacing: 135mm
- Weight: 8.38 kg