53cm Ken Bird c.1979 Vintage Step-Through Road Bike

One half of the famous Bird Brothers, Ken Bird was known mostly for his supreme wheel building skills, but he also put his name on some very fine bikes. He never built frames himself, but notable frame builders were commisioned to build frames for him; Bill Philbrook, Charles Roberts & his brother Alec Bird the most famous amongst them.

This one is a very late 70s step-through road bike, presented in luscious black & gold, with all its original kit. It's a very well cared for classic, in many ways.

As with all our bikes, it's been fully stripped, inspected & professionally polished & re-built. The frame is straight & true without any dents or dings - please inspect the photos for cosmetic condition as we photograph the bikes so you can see the exact condition of the bike before purchasing.


Seat Tube: 53cm
Top Tube: 57cm
Head Tube: 128mm
Standover: N/A
Weight: 11.16 kg
Tubing: Steel
Frame No: N/A
Country: British
Era: 1970s


Brakes: Weinmann Alpha
Brake Levers: Weinmann AG 605
Crankset: Sugino Super Maxy - 50/36 - 165mm
Shifting: Shimano 600
Rear Derailleur: Suntour VX-GT Long Cage
Front Derailleur: Suntour VX
Freewheel: Maillard - 5 Speed - 13-24
Chain: Sachs - 5 Speed
Pedals: VP 365 - Rat Trap Type
Bottom Bracket: Sugino - BSA Thread
Hubs: Normandy High Flange
Rims: Rigida Superchromix Chromage - 27 x 1 1/4"
Tyres: Schwalbe HS159 - 27 x 1 1/4"
Headset: Ofmega 1" Threaded
Handlebars: Sakae/Ringyo (SR) Custom - Road Champion - 42cm Width (ctc)
Stem: Sakae/Ringyo (SR) 1" Quill - 85mm Extension
Bar Grip: Ambrosio Original Bike Ribbon - Black PVC
Saddle: I.S.C.A. (Iscaselle) Competition Concord - Black Suede
Seatpost: Sakae/Ringyo (SR) Custom - 26.8mm


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