55.5cm Schils Chromovelato Vintage Road Bike Frame

✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1980s
✓ Lightweight for the era - just 2.8 kg
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

Schils are a Belgium brand started by former professional racer Jeff Schils in 1948. After a successful career Jeff took the well-trodden path of other former pro's, setting up his own bike shop and cycle brand which is still going strong today (under the Velo Schils Interbike name).

This finely made former race frame is finished in a wonderful 'cromovelato' red with some period sponsors stickers still intact. The frame probably dates from the early 80s as it is equipped with Campagnolo 1010/B Portacatena dropouts, but has under bottom bracket cable routing. Built from Reynolds 531 with Prugnat lugs and a race number tag this will make a beautiful period correct race bike.

If you're taking part in L'Eroica or a similar 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 - 1980s
Country - Belgium
Frame Material - Steel
Tubing - Reynolds 531
Weight - 2.785 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R14V

SIZING


Size Guide* - Medium (Approx 32 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 55.5 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 56.5 cm
Head Tube - 142 mm
Chainstay Length - 41 cm
Wheelbase - 98 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 - 27.0 mm
Wheel Size - 700c/28"
Brake Fixing - External Hex Nut
Brake Drop - 45 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - English/British/ISO Thread
Headset Thread - Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)
Headset Stack Height - 43 mm
Fork Crown Race - 26.4 mm (ISO)
Shifter Fittings - Downtube Braze-On
Headtube Internal Diameter - 30.2 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.