56.5cm Ellis-Briggs Vintage British Road Bike

✓ Original vintage bike - built in the 1980s
✓ Lightweight for the era - just 9.1 kg
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Professionally stripped, cleaned & fully serviced
✓ Worldwide shipping

Ellis-Briggs were one of the longest running frame builders in the UK having been established in 1936, and although the business is slightly different frames are still being made in Shipley, West Yorkshire today. From the outset Eliis-Briggs' focus was on quality and craftsmanship, with in-house master-builders and their own enamelling set up. With a country-wide reputation for fast club bikes they sponsored a number of budding racers, with Ken Russell winning the 1952 Tour of Britain aboard one of their frames as an independent rider. Building custom bikes under their own brand name 'Favori', they began to sell their frames into the US market during the bike boom, and though the landscape changed for custom bike builders in the 80s and 90s the name still lives on.

This elegantly finished Ellis-Briggs road frame was probably built in the early 1980s and is kitted out with Campagnolo's world-beating Super Record groupset. The frame is built with Reynolds 531 Professional tubing, the replacement for 531 SL and one of Reynold's lightest tube sets at the time, and hand-finished lugs. With a high quality enamelled blue paint job and chrome dropouts this is a very pretty bike, typical of their output at the time. The lightweight and equally good-looking Super Record groupset was a revelation when released and became the groupset of choice for professional cyclists and those budding amateurs that could afford it!

If you're taking part in L'Eroica or a similar vintage event, this bike is of the correct age, so you won't be disqualified for being a rule breaker!

The bike's been fully dis-assembled and professionally re-built by one of our mechanics. The frame's straight and true, and everything's been carefully cleaned and re-lubricated where necessary. 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 bike before you buy.


Era - 1980s
Country - British
Frame Material - Steel
Tubing - Reynolds 531 Professional
Weight - 9.1 kg
Stock Code - U-GB-R8V


Size Guide* - N/A
Seat Tube (ctc) - 56.5 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 55 cm
Head Tube - 152 mm
Standover - 82.5 cm
Chainstay Length - 40 cm
Wheelbase - 97 cm

*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the bike 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 measurements first.


Brakes - Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake Levers - Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Chainset - Campagnolo Super Record - 52/42 - 170 mm
Shifters - Campagnolo Nuovo / Super Record
Rear Derailleur - Campagnolo Super Record
Front Derailleur - Campagnolo Super Record
Sprockets - Regina Oro - 5 Speed - 14-26
Chain - KMC
Bottom Bracket - Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Hubs - Campagnolo Nuovo / Super Record
Rims - Mavic GP4
Tyres - Vittoria Rally - Tubular - 23mm Wide
Headset - Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Handlebars - 3TTT Competizione - 41 cm Wide (ctc)
Stem - 3TTT Record - 105 mm Extension
Saddle - Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa Confort
Seatpost - Campagnolo Nuovo Record - 27.2 mm


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