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Old 12-31-18, 04:03 PM
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WTB: 56cm frameset

A couple wants:
- mid to high end tubing (~531)
- It needs to have room for wider tires, so I'm thinking something originally designed for 27" wheels.
- decent condition
- preference towards Trek but open to others
- on the cheaper side (less than $300 for sure, ideally under $200)

What's out there?
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Old 12-31-18, 04:45 PM
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I would specify 56 cm center to top or center to center.
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Maybe the 56cm 520 frameset in the post below this one would suit your purposes?
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
I would specify 56 cm center to top or center to center.
top tube c-t-c
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Maybe the 56cm 520 frameset in the post below this one would suit your purposes?
Looks like it would actually. If I wasn’t a snob about the tubing and color, thanks for the heads up.
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Still have my Ranson, cheap enough for a PC refinish and be under your budget. I'll have to come back with the link

Rider frames - Raleigh Comp, Guerc GLX, Ranson

info on angles, clearance later in the thread



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Still have my Ranson, cheap enough for a PC refinish and be under your budget. I'll have to come back with the link

Rider frames - Raleigh Comp, Guerc GLX, Ranson

info on angles, clearance later in the thread


Interesting frame.
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This one is still hanging out (literally) in my basement. 57 cm. It’s 130 spaced and I’ll have to check on tire clearance. I had 25’s on it.

Ciöcc Columbus EL frame and fork 57 cm

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This one is still hanging out (literally) in my basement. 57 cm. It’s 130 spaced and I’ll have to check on tire clearance. I had 25’s on it.

Ciöcc Columbus EL frame and fork 57 cm

Ugh, I love it. Chrome and blue is definitely my thing. But I don't think it's what I'm looking for with this project. Thanks for the offer
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86 Centurian Ironman frame, Tange 1 tubing.

site is not allowing the pic???
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
86 Centurian Ironman frame, Tange 1 tubing.

site is not allowing the pic???
Correct me if I'm wrong but those don't take wide tires right?
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An 86 will take true 28's. I have Vittoria 28's on my 86 and they mount up at 27-ish mm with a smidge of additional clearance.
Wouldn't be so confident about Conti GP 28's, they mount up at 30mm or more.
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22in ctc tt Trek 630 frame that is currently running 27 in wheels. Some touch up and original 531 sticker mostly gone. Looking for $195 plus shipping for FF and HS. Possibly with other bits shown for additional.

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That's a deal, right there.
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ooph, this might be the ticket. I have questions coming via PM.
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An 86 will take true 28's. I have Vittoria 28's on my 86 and they mount up at 27-ish mm with a smidge of additional clearance.
Wouldn't be so confident about Conti GP 28's, they mount up at 30mm or more.
Thanks for the info, that's definitely not wide enough unfortunately.
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I love the poster; what is it?

Oh and the bike is pretty cool as well, . There is a lot to love about the 600 series Treks. I have a 1984 Trek 610. It's a smooth riding machine and it can rock 32c tires no problem.
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it can rock 32c tires no problem.
700x32? How much bigger do you reckon can fit?
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700x32? How much bigger do you reckon can fit?
I was talking about my 1984 Trek 610, not the bike offered for sale. You'll have to ask @Chrome Molly about his bike!

I will say this, getting a really fat tire to work with a vintage Trek may be difficult unless you are willing to go the 650b route. 32c tires were considered "fat" tires once upon a time and these bikes (even the touring versions) don't tend to have a lot of extra clearance. If looking for a vintage 531/chrome moly bike that can rock a really fat tire (and not go the 650b route), you might want to look at bikes from the 70s that came stock with center pull brakes. By and large my 70s era machines (Fuji Finest, Motobecane Grand Record, and Sekine SHS 271) can take a 35-38c tire easily.

The limiting factor on tire size tends to be the clearance around the fork crown up front and in the rear the clearance in the stays as well as the brake bridge. 70s machines tended to come with center pull brakes with longer reach than can be found in the Trek bikes from the late 70s/early 80s (and I've worked on most of those) and the frames can generally take a pretty fat tire (certainly north of 32c).

Here is a decent piece from Bicycling on this:

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear...-reach-brakes/

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Hi Shoota,

I have an 1986 Team Fuji I'm thinking about selling. Its in good shape. The paint and decals are a little sun baked, but other than that it's ridable. Has full Suntour Sprint group. I'd sell just the frame though. I don't think it will fit 32c tires. I've only run 23c on it.

It's Blue and Yellow, 56cm. The stem has been sun faded too. It doesn't have a seat, but other than that, just like the catalog. 1986 Team Fuji Catalog scan
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How cheap is cheap and how much work do you want to do?

If you're lusting after fat tires and don't mind putting some work into a bike. I have a heck of a frame. It's a 1972 Fuji Finest.

Here are the pics and you'll see what the problem is (a stuck stem):

The stuck stem from heck

The frame itself is in very good shape. The paint is very good and the bike is fully chromed underneath the paint. The bike will need an oxalic bath though. It can take a very large tire no problem. It originally was spec'd for 27 inch tires and center pull brakes.
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Sooooo much clearance on my 27” 1986 Schwinn Prelude, especially after a 700c conversion...

$200 plus shipping.
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Sooooo much clearance on my 27” 1986 Schwinn Prelude, especially after a 700c conversion...

$200 plus shipping.
You still have that? That's for the whole thing?
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You still have that? That's for the whole thing?
Yessir. Let me know if you need any other details.
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