Reader Ride: Matt in Norway’s Concorde Aquila project

These are the “Before” photos. Nice-looking frame—we look forward to seeing it rebuilt!

As a reminder, see past installments of our Readers’ Rides here. And submit your own here.



Not everyday the chance comes along to acquire a pro team bike—for not a lot of $/£/€/¥, no less (granted, the frame isn’t in what you’d call tip-top shape).


Concord PDM Team Frame for sale – $200

I’m selling a Concord PDM Team Frame/ Fork made from Columbus SLX tubing. 52 x 54 ctc. This has the number tab and has been raced as a Team frame so it will make a nice project for someone. It comes with a Campagnolo Record headset in nice condition. Asking $200. Its a piece of cycling history and should be ridden, not stored in an attic like it is now.

About PDM-Concorde:

PDM-Concorde also PDM-Ultima was a Dutch professional cycling team from 1986 until the end of 1992. Gin-MG was co-sponsor in Spanish races and Cidona was co-sponsor in the 1991 Nissan Classic. The team was sponsored by Philips Dupont Magnetics, a joint venture between the electronics company, Philips, and the chemical company, DuPont. It rode cycles made for the Dutch bicycle company Concorde by Italian manufacturer Ciocc.


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Flight of the Concorde

The Concorde was a good jet. Is this a good bike? Looks good on paper…

Thanks to our friend OD for the submission!


Concorde Prelude Vintage Italian Road Bike… Columbus TSX Tubing… Campagnolo

This is a fresh build of a semi vintage bike…

Made from Columbus TSX Tubing… This Concorde Prelude Frameset dates from the mid 90’s

I purchased this Frameset a couple years ago it was like a time capsule and easily in 95% condition
I ended up building the bike from clean used Campagnolo components

It’s a complete Chorus 10v drivetrain… The shifters are the now hard to find alloy versions

The rear Derailleur is a newer carbon version.

The polished alloy Record hubs are freshly laced to a set of clean used Campagnolo Atlanta 96 rims

The 3TTT Evol stem (100mm) is holding onto a 3TTT Prima 199 bars (44cm)

The San Marco Regal Saddle is held in place by a Alpha Q carbon seat post

The square taper alloy Chorus cranks are 172.5mm with 53/39 rings

The bike is 56cm square…top tube, and seat tube measured from center to center

The head tube is 150mm

All the chrome is bright and clean… No rust or pitting.

The Campagnolo theme even extends to the headset… It’s a Chorus model