FS: 54cm NOS Lyonsport frame and fork: $350 shipped
This is a new, never ridden or even completely built up, Lyonsport frame and fork. This frame and fork were built for display at bike shows to showcase Jeff Lyon's wonderful workmanship.
Jeff Lyon has been building beautiful and strong fillet-brazed hand-built frames for more than 25 years. For those who are not familiar with the pedigree of this frame builder, Jeff Lyon, you can read about him at:
The frame measures 54cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube (or 53cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the center of the top tube, or 56.5cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the extended seat tube) with a 54cm top tube.
The seat tube is 75 degrees and the head tube angle is 72.5 degrees. The headtube is 125mm in length and the fork has a 290mm uncut threadless steerer. The chainstay length is 42cm with 130mm rear spacing.
This frameset is a beautiful candy blue color (blue pearl over a silver base coat.stunning!!) built of Reynolds 725 tubing (a high-end heat-treated butted steel) with fillet brazed joints. The fork is a painted to match Tom Ritchey threadless fork.
This frame has Lyon's signature wishbone rear seatstay and Tom Ritchey vertical rear dropouts. The rear brake cable is routed at 7 o'clock on the top tube with split cable stops and the bike uses a Shimano-type derailleur cable guide under the bottom bracket shell.
This would make a great all-around bike, with fender eyelets front and rear and rack braze-ons on the seat stays. The cable adjusters are on the headtube, not on the downtube, so this would be better built with Campy Ergo or Shimano STI components rather than downtube shifters.
There are a couple of very small paint nicks that you may not even notice from the bike having had wheels in it and from it being fondled at different bike shows, but nothing that would enable you to easily tell this Lyonsport from one on a bike show room floor. The frame and fork have been completely treated inside the tubes with Boeshield T-9 rust prevention spray.
$350 professionally packed, shipped, and insured to the lower 48 United States.
Pictures available on request
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