53.5cm Pat Hanlon Vintage Road Bike Frame

✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1970s
✓ Lightweight for the era - just 2.7 kg
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

Famed first and foremost for her wheel-building, Pat Hanlon was an extraordinary woman in the predominantly man's world of post-war bike racing and building. Pat started her first shop just down the road from Pedal Pedlar HQ in Tottenham in 1957, continuing to build wheels for world champions and local racers alike, introducing a range of frames bearing her name in 1960 built by the legendary Vic Edwards. Later frames were also built by other well known London builder's Les Ephgrave and Tom Board. Those who are still lucky enough to own a pair of Pat's original wheels are no doubt carefully looking after them!

This frame has an interesting mix of features that make it hard to place time-wise. The Campagnolo 1060 semi-horizontal dropouts and clamp-on down tube shifter pip all point to late 60s/early 70s but the under bottom bracket cable routing and allen key brake fixings suggest later, likely the back end of the 1970s. Regardless, the lug work is very nicely done and the frame is nice and light, especially considering the clearance for wider tyres and mudguard eyelets.

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.


Era - 1970s
Country - United Kingdom
Frame Material - Steel
Tubing - Reynolds 531
Weight - 2.685 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R13V


Size Guide* - Small/Medium (Approx 31 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 53.5 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 55 cm
Head Tube - 128 mm
Chainstay Length - 42 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 - 126 mm
Front Spacing - 100 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 27.0 mm
Wheel Size - 700c/28"
Brake Fixing - Recessed Allen Key
Brake Drop - 53 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - English/British/ISO Thread
Headset Thread - Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)
Headset Stack Height - 39 mm
Fork Crown Race - 26.4 mm (ISO)
Shifter Fittings - Downtube Band-On
Headtube Internal Diameter - 30.2 mm
Steerer Internal Diameter - 22.2 mm (Standard)


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