Up for grabs...
Super light Principia Frameset & CK headset.
Handmade in Denmark and widely considered the ‘gold standard’ in aluminium frames ... the price for this frameset alone was around £1.5k back in the day! Circa 2002 I would guess.
Not only is it just light, principia were famed for their stiffness.. IIRC they did some tube inter-locking thing before welding - anyhows, the proof is in the eating and this thing absolutely flys up hills.
Condition is good, but the frame does have a few age related scuffs & rubs. The frame is not painted (paint is heavy right!?) it is instead anodised (oooh!). Hence the decals are stuck on.. they are not the original decals, and I would whip them off personally but that’s the buyers choice.
The original seatpost clamp had a faulty thread, so I was going to sell without, but then I managed to cobble something together from a Hope clamp (it’s 30.0)
The frame/fork has a 1-1/8” CHris King headset installed. I will also throw in the ITM stem
The fork is full carbon and in superb condition, only a few scrapes underneath the crown as per usual. The steerer is quite short, a ‘racing length’ you might say...
So the numbers...
Top tube looks like 53.5 cm
C-T seattube is 54cm
Headtube is 97mm (excluding headset)
BB is 68mm English threaded
So, there you have it, a super light, retro racer. Showing its age cosmetically but a fine candidate for a weight-weenie budget build.
Asking £100 collected (from Leeds) or £120 posted
I have one of these (kinda.. it's just a Rex) and it's great. GLWS.
tentative dibs pending pics
Hey, it looks on the small size for a 54, did you ride it? How tall are you if you don't mind?
Hi, yes.. it has a very short headtube compared to modern bikes. Built for speed not comfort :)
I’m 5’7 / 170cm but with a long reach
Ah cool, I suspect this will be a little too small for me then. Will let someone else grab it. Cheers!
I'm 5'10" and ride a 54cm with 120mm stem:
This is such a bargain; if I wasn't leaving the country I'd have it in a heart beat.
Nice! I used to have a red RCS s6 which has done the rounds here a few times
Bargain, I have one, great ride
You mention twice that it’s super light but don’t give the weight. So... what is it?
Bathroom scales say 1200g ish for bare frame
OP always has interesting bikes and well priced. You have PM @D_Mars
Is this sold? I pm'd you Thursday night to say I would take it if it wasn't.
Love these, had two at various times...
I'll buy this if not sold yet.
@krankers @ShutUpNoRest any interest in the frame and forks? Wanted to build a flying machine out of this but it's too small/aggressive for me. I've stripped the decals and made a hash of servicing the headset so going to keep it.
£80 frame and forks delivered in London?
CK headset is worth £50, so would pay £50 for the rest.
Haha so you make the frame worse looking and get a 20 quid chris king?
Also it appears I pm'd the OP a day before picco to say I would take the frameset. Bad form on sellers part if so.
head meets desk
Is it? I paid 120, so not a million miles out. If you want the headset as well for 120 you're welcome. Bottom cup needs servicing
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