FS: Rourke 653 55cm x 55cm (project bike) SOLD

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  • I am selling my old Rourke 653 frame. It’s not been used in a couple of years but with some TLC someone can enjoy it as much as I did!

    Listing this as a project bike for two reasons:

    • The bottom bracket needs re-tapped as the non-drive side was cross-threaded after a service (pictured)… A local bike shop should be able to sort this. If you wanted to replace it, I’ve spoken to Winston at Varohna Frameworks (https://www.varonha.co.uk/) who’s said that he can replace the BB. I can vouch for his work as he replaced a toptube on another Rourke of mine and the finished result is honestly flawless.
    • It needs some parts of the groupset (brake callipers, new chain and potentially new bb + cups). Also needs new headset bearings which I can supply.

    I’m selling with:

    • Campagnolo Athena crankset
    • Campagnolo Athena front + rear derailleurs
    • Campagnolo Athena carbon shifters
    • H+Sons TB14 rims on Ambrosio hubs (bought from Kinoko).

    Looking for £250 £175 as I need the space and would rather someone that has the resources can get this thing rolling again.

    Collection from SE15.

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  • Price drop £190

  • £190 for that is bonkers cheap. have a bump

  • What are the clearances on this? Mad bargain!

  • @Chak I’ll have a look tonight. Do you know what sizes specifically you’re looking for?

  • @Chak it currently has 25mm tyres on. You could probably get away with 28mm but I wouldn’t go larger than that.

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  • The other option for the threaded BB is send it down to Argos in Bristol who will machine out the damaged section and braze or glue a new threaded insert in.
    This retains the original BB shell.

    My sister had this done on her bike last hear and Argos did a brilliant job.


  • (or threadless BB and sq taper cranks)

    I like this. Have a bump.

  • Most good frame builders could do that I imagine....Dave at Colour Tech in Dartford would use the services of Geoff Roberts.

  • Last drop before we head off to the Bay.


  • Guessing headtube is 1 inch??

  • Hi - is this still for sale or did the Bay swallow it?

  • @Buda_ it is still for sale

  • great, so just for clarification, for 175 it's everything in the photo? i.e. f&f, wheels, drivetrain, shifters, stem, bars? If so leave it with me for a day or so and I'll give you a definite answer. I'm in se27 so easy enough to come and collect. Cheers.

  • Yep, 175 for the lot

  • Absolute bargain how is it still here

  • Don't want to queue jump, but v interested. I'm in SE15 so could come and look/collect

  • this is bonkers. someone buy it

  • @Gabeuk - go for it, I'm tied up for a few days at least and don't want to hold up the sale or stand in anyone's way. best of luck. Buda.

  • sold

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FS: Rourke 653 55cm x 55cm (project bike) SOLD

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