✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1980s
✓ Lightweight for the era - just 2.5 kg
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping
Though they built a relatively small number of frames over a long period of time, Allin Cycles have an enviable reputation as one of the finest British frame-builders. From several different premises in Whitehorse Road, Croydon, Allin cycles traded between 1919 and 1998 having first partnered with Freddie Grubb and then later the successful racer Stan Butler. Just after the second world war Allin employed master craftsman Peter Cobb to build their custom road frames and he continued until his retirement in 1980. Stan was responsible for designing most of their high end models which were in turn named after him, the company was also heavily involved in bike polo with owner Ching Allin riding for one of the best teams in the country.
Probably one of the last frames to come out of the Allin shop and possibly built by the master builder Cliff Shrub, this neat mid 80s lugged road frame is a rarity. With a racy fast back/Italianate seat cluster, lightweight Reynolds 531 Professional tubing and chromed dropouts it is clearly built to a very high standard. The original dark metallic grey paint job and water slide decals are in good useable condition and it is ready to be built up and used.
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.
BritishFrame Material -
Reynolds 531 ProfessionalWeight -
2.509 kgStock Code -
Size Guide* - Large (Approx 34 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 58.5 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 58 cm
Head Tube - 185 mm
Chainstay Length - 40.5 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 mmFront Spacing -
100 mmSeatpost Diameter -
27.2 mmWheel Size -
700c/28"Brake Fixing -
Recessed Allen KeyFront Brake Drop -
49 mmRear Brake Drop -
49 mmBottom Bracket Thread -
English/British/ISO ThreadHeadset Thread -
Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)Headset Stack Height -
43 mmFork Crown Race -
26.4 mm (ISO)Headtube Internal Diameter -
30.2 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 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.
Seat Tube (ctc) - we measure from the centre of the bottom bracket shell up to the centre line of the top tube to give a consistent measurement regardless of frame design (ctc means centre to centre).
Top Tube (ctc) - this is measured from the centre of the head tube to the centre of the seat tube, along the centre of the top tube.
Chainstay Length - measured from the centre of the bottom bracket shell to the centre point of the rear dropout.
Wheelbase - measured from the centre of the front fork dropout to the centre point of the rear dropout.
Front & Rear Spacing - measured from the inside of one dropout to the other. The dropouts on steel frames can be stretched or squeezed a few mm but it's always best to avoid this if possible, aluminium or carbon frames should never be stretched.
Brake Drop - measured using wheels of the relevant size for the frame, as stated in the technical info section.
Headset Threads - although it's generally recommended to match threaded parts exactly, with headsets you can technically mix and match, unless you have French or the obscure old Raleigh threads, in which case you need to stick to that type.