if you're looking for a excellent ridin bike, of good quality, steel
this is nice.
Campy Mirage was pretty good stuff, and held up well.
for $300 ish, in good shape, this certainly blows a way a lot of gaspipe you see listed for $50-$100 less.
True Temper of that vintage was da kine, a great frame with very serviceable stuff on the Shimano 105 level.
And this does look like a 51...
"20 inch" TT, prolly measure from lugend to lugend, is about right, that's 51 ish cm, likely the actual TT length will be closer to 52.5 cm, slightly over square which would be expected for a small frame.
If it's in good shape, go haggle, but do reach a deal - I would...
EDIT - but do check the DT and fork... bad pic on CL, but the space between the wheel and DT looks mighty tight, especially considerin the small frame size which usually has a slightly slacker headtube angle. Again, prolly a bad pic, but good to check
sight down the headtube and fork for straight alignment - check for uneven 'binding' on the headset when you turn the bars/fork as far as it will go (but that could just be a bad/binding headset) - look for any paint cracks or slight paint wrinkle on the lower side of DT, just below the HT/DT lug to about 4 inches further down...
Last edited by cyclezen; 05-11-11 at 10:41 AM.