At the 2016 Growling Beaver Brevet, Mariposa Bicycles donated a frame and fork in an effort to help raise money to help people with Parkinson’s. Proceeds went to the Davis Phinney Foundation and Parkingo Wellness. The lucky winner, Steve Varga had the opportunity to build his dream bike, an all-road bicycle that was chromed and painted with stripes.

Frame: Columbus tubing with long point lugs
Chrome and Paint: The frame was chromed and then painted with Mariposa Curnoe inspired stripes. Handlebars and stem were painted to match. A custom beaver decal was placed on the stem.
Fork: Ritchey Carbon Disc Cross Fork
Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-6800 Long cage
Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra FD-6800
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra FC-6800 50-34
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 11-32
Chain: Shimano Ultegra
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra
Levers: Shimano Hydraulic Shift / Brake Lever Set,ST-RS685
Brakes: Shimano Disc Brakes BR-RS785
Rotor: Shimano Disc Brake Rotor SM-RT99 160mm
BrakePads: Shimano Brake Pads
Headset: Chris King Threadless 1-1/8″ Black
Headset spacers: Chris King 1-1/8″ Spacers, Black
Stem: Custom painted Ritchey WCS
Handlebar: Custom painted FSA Energy Compact
Seatpost: Ergon carbon seatpost with suspension
QuickReleases: ENVE
Front hub: DT Swiss 240s
Rear Hub: DT Swiss 240s
Rims: HED Belgium + 28H
Spokes: DT Swiss
Nipples: DT Swiss Proloc
Wheel build: Handbuilt
Tires: Compass Extralight 700C x 38mm
Tubes: 700C x 38
Bottle Cages: ENVE Carbon
Ribbon: Fizik Tape
Gel: Fizik handlebar gel

Photography by Jody Wilson




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