50cm Geliano 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

You would be forgiven for assuming Geliano to be an Italian builder. In fact, they were made in the Loire region of France and were responsible for building some fascinating bikes. Almost entirely custom, usually of very high quality (often built by master frame builder Francis Quillon of CYFAC fame) and seldom with subtle paint. If you’re one of the few to have been to Cycles Duret (the shop where they were sold) and ordered a Geliano then you sure are a lucky soul.

This is possibly the most subtle Geliano on the planet, it’s certainly a classy looking bike from a brand with a penchant for bright colours, galaxy themed paint jobs and full custom components. The Reynolds SMS tubing decal (in French) points to the bike being constructed around 1980. With mudguard eyelets and good clearance front and rear this would make an excellent fast tourer or light randonneur.

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.


Condition Notes - Small dent on underside of down tube
Era - 1980s
Country - French
Frame Material - Steel
Tubing - Reynolds SMS
Weight - 2.84 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R6V


Size Guide* - Small (Approx 29 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 50 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 54 cm
Head Tube - 104 mm
Chainstay Length - 41.5 cm
Wheelbase - 100.5 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.


Rear Spacing - 126 mm
Front Spacing - 100 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 26.0 mm
Wheel Size - 700c/28"
Brake Fixing - External Hex Nut
Brake Drop - 52 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - French Thread
Headset Thread - French (25.4 TPI)
Headset Stack Height - 34 mm
Fork Crown Race - 27.0 mm (JIS)
Shifter Fittings - Downtube Braze-On
Headtube Internal Diameter - 30.2 mm
Steerer Internal Diameter - 22.0 mm (French)


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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.

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