53cm Otero Cromovelato Vintage Road Bike Frame

✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1980s
✓ Super lightweight for the era - only 2.5 kg!
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

Otero are one of the oldest established bicycle builders in Spain, still trading from their shop in Madrid complete with a small museum dedicated to their illustrious past. Having built bikes for Spanish great Federico Bahamontes, randonneurs, amateur track racers and even the 1992 Barcelona Olympic torch, Otero have secured a place for themselves in Spanish cycling history.

Built from Columbus SL with internal rear brake cable routing, a Cinelli BB shell and fully chromed with purple cromovelato lacquer over the top, this is a very well made and very attractive frame. With pantographed fork crown and seat stay caps and the distinctive chainstay bridge, this is a typical 80s Otero race frame. The frame number implies it could have been built in 1983, and the frame details back this up.

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 - 1980s
Country - Spanish
Frame Material - Steel
Tubing - Columbus SL
Weight - 2.475 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R24V

SIZING


Size Guide* - Small/Medium (Approx 31 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 53 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 57 cm
Head Tube - 125 mm
Chainstay Length - 41 cm
Wheelbase - 98.5 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 - 131 mm
Front Spacing - 99 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 27.2 mm
Wheel Size - 700c/28"
Brake Fixing - Recessed Allen Key
Brake Drop - 45 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - Italian Thread
Headset Thread - Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)
Headset Stack Height - 40 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.