✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1960s
✓ Lightweight for the era - just 3 kg
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping
Eddie Soens was a hugely successful coach, nurturing the talent of national and international champions and Olympians throughout his long career. During the late 1950s Eddie's son Bill started a frame-building shop in Liverpool using his father's name on the bikes, although only about 800 were built they garnered a reputation for being of very high quality.
Probably built in the early 60s (frame number 572), this touring style frame would have been equipped with bar end shifters and mudguards from new. With ample clearance and fairly relaxed angles this could be set up to be a great commuter or fast tourer. The frameset has had a repaint fairly recently with good quality lug-lining and period-correct frame decals and Reynolds 531 badges, there are some marks from use but overall it's in very nice condition for a 60 year old 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.
United KingdomFrame Material -
Reynolds 531Weight -
2.98 kgStock Code -
Size Guide* - Large/Extra Large (Approx 35 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 60 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 59 cm
Head Tube - 177 mm
Chainstay Length - 44 cm
Wheelbase - 103 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 -
128 mmFront Spacing -
101 mmSeatpost Diameter -
26.8 mmWheel Size -
27"Brake Fixing -
External Hex NutBrake Drop -
50 mmBottom Bracket Thread -
English/British/ISO ThreadHeadset Thread -
Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)Headset Stack Height -
38 mmFork Crown Race -
26.5 mmShifter Fittings -
N/AHeadtube Internal Diameter -
30.1 mmSteerer 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 UK please remember that there may be import duties to pay upon receipt (even with the new post-Brexit trade deals, some countries may still charge you import VAT & clearance fees, so please bear this in mind when purchasing).