Alves Reynolds 653 track/grass track bike

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  • A very rare Reynolds 653 tubed ALVES track/grass track bike, Hand built by Charlie Ralph of Alves Cycles, based near Elgin. Alves bikes were made to individual specifications and tend to be light, but robust to suit local conditions in the Highlands and Spey valley, so by their very nature are built to take a real hammering. This is a super quality, beautifully built frame that is very responsive and light ( for steel ! ). Lovely thin tubing and stays that gives a wonderful ride. Clearance for CX tyres (see pictures) Not sure when built, mid 80’s / early 90s

    Full spec:

    Frame: Reynolds 653 tubing, Size - seat tube 550 mm C to C; top tube 550mm C to C
    Dura Ace crankset, chain ring and bottom bracket. New KMC half link chain (yes I know, I have put it on the wrong way round)
    Wolber FT 20 rims, suntour xc 9000 front and Sachs rear hub, new Conti Sprinter Tubs
    Come with spare Wolber fitted with grass track tyre
    3TTT bars and seat post;; Nitto stem; and Cinelli Unicanter saddle

    Looking for £500 pick - can post at cost

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  • Very nice, if it comes to splitting i'd be interested in the DA crankset pending details/price.

  • That's lovely. No brake drillings tho I imagine?

  • What’s the standover on it please? Cheers. T

  • Yeah track specific

  • Lovely,and I would've be tempted if it where bigger.
    Best read the classified rules though..


  • Interested in wheelset pending price if you choose to split

  • Potentially interested in F+F if split, depending on price

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Alves Reynolds 653 track/grass track bike

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