51.5cm Frank Lipscombe Vintage Track/Path Racer Frame
✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1960s
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping
Frank Lipscombe built a very small number of high quality frames just around the corner from Pedal Pedlar HQ in Walthamstow for 30 years, selling the business in 1970. Like a lot of his contemporaries Frank was a keen and successful cyclist in his own right, winning a number of races and breaking records throughout the 1930s before he traded riding bikes for building them. Frank would build whatever the customer wanted and his frames frequently feature fancy lugs and finely crafted little touches.
This road/path frame has all the hallmarks of a finely built British bike with finely cut lugs, lovely thin stays and a neat flat fork crown. Frank Lipscombe was a very well regarded racer in his time and his frames are rarely available. With track ends, mudguard eyelets and brake drilling front and rear it would make a very fine period build or a wonderful vintage every day bike.
If you're taking part in L'Eroica or any other vintage event, this frame is of the correct age, so you won't be disqualified for being a rule breaker!
The frame's been carefully checked by one of our mechanics to confirm the alignment's correct and there's no damage to the threads. If there are any minor issues worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the frame before you buy.
United KingdomFrame Material -
Reynolds 531Weight -
2.51 kgStock Code -
Size Guide* - Small (Approx 30" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 51.5 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 54.5 cm
Head Tube - 100 mm
Chainstay Length - 43.5 cm
Wheelbase - 100 cm
*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the frame will fit as every rider is different. If you're unsure of your size we'd always recommend trying out a bike with similar frame dimensions first.
Rear Spacing -
110 mmFront Spacing -
100 mmSeatpost Diameter -
27.4 mmWheel Size -
700c/28"Brake Fixing -
External Hex NutBrake Drop -
51 mmBottom Bracket Thread -
English/British/ISO ThreadHeadset Thread -
Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)Headset Stack Height -
35 mmFork Crown Race -
26.4 mm (ISO)Headtube Internal Diameter -
30.1 mmSteerer Internal Diameter -
22.2 mm (Standard)
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