Interesting local find

The fork looks Masi-esque, at least to our eye.

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Vintage track frame – 56cm – custom belgian – $400 (windsor terrace)

I really hate to sell this frame but I’m building a longer-distance commuter and just can’t hold on to it. This is a 60s vintage track frame built by/for the famous old Dossche Sport bike shop in Gent, Belgium. It is a beautifully built Reynolds frame, Nervex lugs, Campagnolo dropouts. Non-drilled, double-crown fork. I rode the bike for years with a newer Tange Cr-Mo fork with a front brake. The original cannot nor should not be drilled. It’s too slim to be able to deal with the stress.

The frame is 56cm – with a slightly longer top tube – I’ll double check this but I believe it’s 56.5 or 57. Weight is 2.9kg (6.5lbs). In good condition for its age – very little rust but the paint is quite hammered after many good years as my daily commuter. It was well maintained but not babied. No serious dings or damage. The steerer tube was poorly-trimmed by the previous owner for a Chris King headset. This was a non-issue for me because I never used the fork but it should be cleaned up if it’s going to be used. The only potential weak spot on the frame is the seat tube clamp – visible in the pictures – it’s structurally sound but not designed for frequent adjustment. Considering the intended use, these were not the most robustly-made frames. That said, once built this makes for a very light and strong bike. It’s really a beautiful example of a hand-built european frame. The lug details are fantastic and it would make a superb daily rider or restoration project.

Please be in touch with any questions. I’ll include a nearly-new Sugino bottom bracket.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/5227496196.html

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