Name: Justin England
Position at TPC: Lead Buyer
What you ride: Lugged Steel Giordana Polaris with Dura Ace 7400 group.
Why you ride it: I put this bike together for the vintage Eroica ride out in California, but now it’s my bike of choice on road rides. She handles smooth and steel is real!
Fun Facts: I actually started with the group on this build. We had a NOS 7400 group come through the shop a couple years ago and I bought it at the time knowing I wanted to build a bike around it. I’ve always thought 7400 was the best looking group of all time. Then I waited and the Giordana frame came through last fall. It was my size and I loved the lugs and color scheme.
Frame: Giordana Polaris – lugged steel
Fork: Giordana steel
Stem: Dura Ace HS-7200 quill stem
Seatpost: Dura Ace SP-7200
Brakes: Dura Ace BR-7400
Shifters: Dura Ace SL-7400
Front Derailleur: Dura Ace FD-7400
Rear Derailleur: Dura Ace RD-7400
Crankset: Dura Ace FC-7400
Pedals: Dura Ace PD-7800 (I gave in and ride modern pedals)
Headset: Dura Ace HP-7400
Rims: Mavic MA40 Clinchers
Hubs: Dura Ace HB-7400
Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4 Season