53cm John Pavey Vintage Road Bike Frame

✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1970s
✓ Lightweight for the era - just 2.5 kg
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

John Pavey supplied bicycles and parts throughout the 70s and 80s from his base near Cambridge, a number of which bore his name on the downtube. It is not clear if John himself built the bikes but we suspect they were contracted out, the examples we have seen are all well put together from quality tube sets with a good finish.

This nicely made 1970s John Pavey branded road bike would have been made for the Cambridgeshire shop by an out-sourced framebuilder. With very fine and delicate pencil seat stays, minimal diver's helmet cable stops and hand cut lugs it's a handsome looking frame.

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.

OVERVIEW


Era - 1970s
Country - United Kingdom
Frame Material - Steel
Tubing - Lightweight Steel
Weight - 2.535 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R10V

SIZING


Size Guide* - Small/Medium (Approx 31 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 53 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 54.5 cm
Head Tube - 118 mm
Chainstay Length - 44.5 cm
Wheelbase - 102 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.

TECHNICAL INFO


Rear Spacing - 126 mm
Front Spacing - 100 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 26.8 mm
Wheel Size - 27"
Brake Fixing - External Hex Nut
Brake Drop - 58 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - English/British/ISO Thread
Headset Thread - Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)
Headset Stack Height - 34 mm
Fork Crown Race - 27.0 mm (JIS)
Shifter Fittings - Downtube Band-On
Headtube Internal Diameter - 30.0 mm
Steerer Internal Diameter - 22.2 mm (Standard)

SHIPPING, TAXES & RETURNS

We've been safely sending orders around the world since 2010. There's a handy shipping calculator on the shopping cart page so you can see the cost of postage as soon as you've added it to your basket. Your order will be carefully packed and sent with tracking & insurance, we despatch most orders within 2-3 working days but larger items can often take a little longer to process.

We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.

We don't charge VAT, however, if buying from outside of the EU please remember that there may be import duties to pay upon receipt.