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Cignal 24" wheel bicycle

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Cignal Bicycles are the less-expensive brand of bikes marketed by the G. Joannou Cycle Co. of New Jersey. The firm's other brand is Jamis. Joannou Cycle was founded in 1937, making it one of the oldest bicycle firms in the country.

On this page: Cignal Ozark 24" wheel Bicycle

Cignal Ozark 24" wheel bicycle, 32cm frame, measured center to top. Used, $450.00/each

This was originally a 24” wheel mountain bike. I converted it to a hybrid road bike, initially for my stepson, Trevor, and later ridden by my grand-nephew, Julian.

All the bearings have fresh grease, even the pedals.

1040A Hi-Tensile Steel Frame Tubing
Stand over height: 22”/56cm
Top Tube: 470mm
Head Tube: 90mm
Seat stay rack braze-ons

SR SunTour XR 180 crankset, 152mm arms, 24/34/42 ramped & pinned chainrings
68 x 122.5 cartridge bottom bracket
8-speed cassette 12-28
SRAM Chain

Handbuilt wheels made with DT Revolution 15/17/15 spokes with alloy blue nipples
Deore 32-hole hubs
Velocity Aerohead rims
Panaracer 24x1 tires

Front: Shimano C102
Rear: Shimano Tourney TY22 SIS compatible

Other components on the bike:
Ritchey Comp handlebar
Concept Alloy Bar Ends
Zefal half toe clips
Dia-Compe PC8 adjustable reach brake levers
Tektro RX5 mini-V Brakes with new Koolstop pads.
Indexed Gripshift for small hands
Derailleur guard for kids.
Fizik Nisene NCPL3 Pave Gel Saddle with Manganese rails
Soma Fenders
Kalloy Uno micro-adjust seatpost


Cignal ozark 24" bicycle

Side view with the seat post pulled way out to show its length.

Cignal Ozark bike

Front view

Cignal Ozark bike

From behind and above.

Bicycle cockpit

From the front, a look at the cockpit.

Ritchey Comp handlebars

The Ritchey Comp handlebars

Brake levers

One of the Dia-Compe PC8 adjustable reach brake levers

Seat stay rack braze-ons

Seat binder and seat-stay rack braze-ons

Frame tubing decal

The frame's Hi-Tensile 1040A steel tubing decal

front derailleur

The bike's Shimano front derailleur

Rear derailleur

The rear Shimano SIS derailleur and its protective guard.

SunTour crankset

The SR SunTour XR 180 crankset with 152mm crank arms.

SunTour crankset

Close-up of the SunTour crankset model label

SunTour crankset

The back of one of the SunTour crank arms showing the 152mm crank arm length.


The headset in the process of being overhauled and re-packed with loose balls.

Rear Shimano hub

The rear Shimano hub laced with DT revolution spokes.

Shimano rear hub

The Shimano FH-M495 rear hub is centerlock disc-brake compatible.

Front Shimano hub

The front Shimano hub

Pnaracer tire

One of the bike's Panaracer 24 x 1 1/8" tires

elocity rim

The bike is equipped with Velocity 32-hole Aerohead rims

Velocity rim

Anopther view of one of the bike's Velocity rims.

Mini V-Brakes

One of the bike's Tektro RX5 mini V-Brakes

New brake pads

The bike comes with new Kool-Stop brake pads, front and rear.

Fizik saddle

The bike's Fi-zik Nisene NCPL3 Pave Gel Saddle from behind

Fizik saddle rails

The Fi-zik Nisene NCPL3 Pave Gel Saddle's Manganese rails

Bicycle saddle

Side of the saddle with its "NCPL3 Pave" model name


Julian on Independence bridge

The bike in action. Grand-nephew Julian on Salem's Independence Bridge.

Julian on the bike

Another shot of Julian enjoying a winter day in the country.

Rowena Overllok

Zoom! Trevor blasting down the Rowena Overlook.