55cm Wells Vintage British Road Bike Frame

✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1980s
✓ Lightweight for the era - just 2.6 kg
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

This Wells branded road frame was likely made in Japan in the late 1980s. Built from Tange Champion No 2 tubing with Shimano dropouts, the weight is nice and light for a frame of this size, and the clean, minimal lugs and neat finish make for a wonderful looking frame. Built up with a period groupset from Suntour or Shimano this could be a wonderful classic road bike that'd be perfect for long weekend rides, or even your daily workhorse.

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 - British
Frame Material - Steel
Tubing - Tange Champion Number 2
Weight - 2.645 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R46V

SIZING


Size Guide* - Medium (Approx 32 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 55 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 54 cm
Head Tube - 150 mm
Chainstay Length - 40 cm
Wheelbase - 97 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 - 26.8 mm
Wheel Size - 700c/28"
Brake Fixing - External Hex Nut
Brake Drop - 43 mm / 41 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - English/British/ISO 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 days but larger items and orders placed before the weekend can take an extra day or two 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 fees to pay directly to the delivery company before receiving the order. Unfortunately we can’t advise on the exact costs as it varies from country to country, so please check your national rates before purchasing.