For Sale: Brian Rourke Light Touring Frame 59x57

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  • Brian Rourke Light Touring Frame 59x57

    I bought this frame from the original owner as a complete bike, who had it custom-made by Rourke Cycles (and happens to be one of the British Cycling Senior Management). He didn't use it as much as he intended, I think a maximum of 800 miles. I've used the frame for 6 months of commuting and a short, loaded tour around Sussex.

    • Reynolds 653 tubing
    • Cantilever Mounts
    • Distinctive Rourke wrap-over rear stays
    • Chromed seat stays
    • 1" Threadless Campagnolo Chorus Headset included with shim
    • Chrome front derailleur braze on
    • British threaded bottom bracket
    • Mudguard and rear rack eyelets

    Seat tube (CTC): 59cm
    Seat tube (CTT): 63cm
    Top tube (CTC): 57cm
    Head tube: 17cm

    The paint and chrome are in very good condition but there are few very small paint chips on the frame; about 7 on the top tube (all just 1-2mm in size), 1 on the seat tube and down tube (2-3mm), 4 on the seat stays and 1 on the drive-side chain stay near the bottom bracket. These are all minor and most hardly noticeable, but I wanted to list every little detail.

    The other 'sticking point' is a burr about 3 inches down inside the seat tube. This restricts how far the seat post will go down. I imagine this could be smoothed out quite easily if taken to a frame builder but I'll include the cut-down ITM seat post I used with the frame.

    This is a lovely British-made frame and rides great loaded and un-loaded - perfect for a 2014 summer tour.

    Price: £250 (frame, forks, headset and cut-down seat post)

    Full gallery with more photos here:­02/sets/72157640452648766/

    Cash on collection. Based in Lower Clapton/Hackney. Viewings welcome. Thanks, Luke.

    Full gallery with more photos here:­02/sets/72157640452648766/

  • Very, very nice.

  • This is killing me inside, really want it. What size tyres does it have with the mudguards on?

  • Gav - I reckon about 32c. The last photo is with 28 randos which are fairly chunky and I seem to remember there was still a fair bit of clearance.

  • Nice! Love the chromed derailleur bracket.

  • ooof. love

  • Lovely !
    My size !
    Must resist !
    GLWS !

  • What's the length of the steerer left, any idea on what the distance of top of bar from floor is as per the photo?
    EDIT: Never mind, didn't see/read the 1" forks.

  • There's about 5.5cm of steerer above the head tube. Comes with the shim to use with a a-head stem.

  • lovely

  • I can also arrange to post the frame if needed, thanks

  • would you post it to ireland?

  • TheWhiteGibbon - Yes, posting to Ireland wouldn't be a problem.

  • This is a bargain.

  • I'm starting to wish I could have it. But I can't.

  • If i hadn't of put my deposit down on a custom build I'd of taken this straight away. I'm in agreement about the chromed mount. GLWS, in the unlikely event it its still here 28th Feb, drop me a message

  • So pretty.

    Out of interest, what front rack is that? Looking for a new one.

  • Oh sad day, perfect size for me and absolute bargain, no funds.

    Don't suppose you fancy holding it till april? Could pay a deposit...

  • hmm maybe I should buy it now and then sell it to you in April when hopefully my frame should be ready.

  • Works for me, if you're serious.

    just don't go falling in love....

  • 50% serious, am seeing the builder this weekend and will try and get an ETA out of him.

  • @hanuman - It's a Tubus Tara Lowrider. And it's for sale if you're interested?

  • I will take it, pm sent.

  • @hanuman - It's a Tubus Tara Lowrider. And it's for sale if you're interested?

    Yep absolutely.

    Sent you a PM.

  • Provisionally sold to Dale - thanks for all the other interest.

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For Sale: Brian Rourke Light Touring Frame 59x57

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