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WTB: 60-62cm road frame

I'm looking for a used road-bike frame for an upcoming 650B project. I need a frame that measures 60-62cm from the center of the bottom-bracket to the top of the seat tube, with a 58cm to 60cm top tube. Lugged steel preferred, anything Japanese-made built with quality butted tubing (Columbus SL, Tange #2, True-Temper, Reynolds 531, etc) dating from mid 1980s to early 1990s would work. Miyata, Bridgestone, Schwinn, Univega, Bianchi, Nishiki, Trek, Centurion, etc. Frame must be set up for 700C wheels and short-reach brakes, have fender/rack eyelets at rear dropouts, brazed-on down tube shifter mounts, 68mm English-threaded BB with under-BB cable routing, 1-inch head tube, and 126-130mm rear dropout spacing (6/7 speed). Cosmetics unimportant, but frame should be straight and sound with no rust. 27.2mm seat post would be ideal. I don't need a fork, but if there's one included that would be great. I want an old frame I can hack on and modify, braze things on, not care if I mess up the paint, etc. Budget for this is $100 or less. Contact me if you've got anything like this that needs a new home. Thanks!


Blogger Lee said...

Hey Jim. I emailed you, but thought I'd also post--sorry for the spam:


Description: NOS Japanese 1981 Steel Framesets 61cm CC (TT 56cm)
Centurion Elite NOS Framesets will include forks and headset, most still wrapped in the original packaging. Great for single setups. Heck the Chrome fork is worth $40! MAKE: CENTURION
SIZE: 61cm CC (TT 56cm) (Frame Size Callout: 25”) Stand Over: 34 ½”
COLOR: Maroon or Blue
MADE IN: Japan
FRAME: Tange Champion #5 Seamless CrMo Tubing FORK: Tange CrMo Blades Investment Cast Crown Forged Tips, Fully chromed (under paint) Headset: Tange Levin Steel seated system We have 5 or so left for single builds. If want a great Steel Frameset for your fixed convert you can't miss. Great geometry and 120mm rear CAST Horizontal drops.
NOTE: Stop by 2064 Powell Street. Across from Francisco Middle School in North Beach. Partial Proceeds go to the Francisco Middle School Bike Program. The frames are too BIG for them. See they be tiny folk! Will delete ad after the framest are gone. Pic below is what it looked like out of the box. Tange Champion #5 Tubeset Weight: 2460 grams Use : General purpose/road Max Rider Wt. : All weights

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