53cm Sportivo 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

Sportivo Bavikhove is a racing bike specialist shop in Belgium started by local former professional Lieven Malfiet. In the early 80s Sportivo began importing frames from Italy to brand as their own and the frame details from this bike suggest it is one of the earlier bikes they sold. With cut-out lugs, a slotted BB and Campagnolo droupouts this frame is well put together, the chromed fork and headtube lugs and drive side chainstay give it a classic look too.

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


Condition Notes - Rear brake hole has been drilled to accept recessed allen key fixing
Era - 1980s
Country - Belgium
Frame Material - Steel
Weight - 2.79 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R26V

SIZING


Size Guide* - Small/Medium (Approx 31 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 53 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 54 cm
Head Tube - 114 mm
Chainstay Length - 43 cm
Wheelbase - 99 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 - 122 mm
Front Spacing - 101 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 27.0 mm
Wheel Size - 700c/28"
Brake Fixing - External Hex Nut
Brake Drop - 53 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.