• Hi all,
    A forthcoming house move has forced me to to clear out all my less frequently used bikes/parts so to make the job easier and help towards all the costs. I've already sold another (Bob Jackson) tourer but now the MacLean also sadly has to go before the purge can end.

    It's a MacLean tourer which I believe is from the late 50s/60s judging from the Nervex lugs/general design. I bought the bike with many 80s components fitted, but I can see it's had a respray, so I expect these were fitted at the time this was done so to upgrade the bike. The decals look to be a more modern version of the standard MacLean ones, but the headtube badge has to be original. The bike is a classic marque built tourer set up with many of the usual touring braze ons ie. canti brakes, centre pull brake bridge, mudguard and bottle cage bosses. Obviously, it doesn't have the extra ones found on more modern tourers, but the bike is still very capable and the large saddle bag can take the place of smaller sized panniers. I also have a front rack I can sell to the new owner which will allow a front bag to be fitted.
    57cm frame size (from centre bottom bracket to top of seat tube), with top tube also measuring 57cm. Rear wheel OLN is 125mm.

    All the components are as original spec with a couple of slightly more modern bits of kit that I've upgraded the bike with. The Brooks saddle fitted is the Champion Standard version of their B17 model, and IMO this is perfect for touring due to the wider platform and thicker leather than many other models. It's also only just broken in, so no uncomfortable breaking in period to get through.

    Spec as follows:

    Reynolds 531 butted tubing frame and forks.

    Nervex lugs with cutouts. Dropouts are Agrati branded.

    Colour is metallic green with gold lug lining and cream panels to match the decals, a couple of age related chips & marks have been touched up with care and this does not distract from a great looking bike, please check out the images.

    Wheels are Sunshine hubs laced to Ukai 27" alloy rims, wheels are an upgrade made prior to listing the bike for sale, and rims show virtually no wear and wheels are pretty much as new generally.

    Brooks B17 Champion Standard saddle.

    Suntour Bar Con indexed bar end shifters.

    Stronglight 80LX triple chainset, 170mm cranks, 50/40/28 ratios.

    Suntour XCD 4050 rear mech (not showing in some of the below pics, although close up shots taken once fitted do show it, see recent thread reply for explanation).

    Suntour Blue Line front mech.

    Epoch 6 speed freewheel 28/14t ratios.

    Sachs chain.

    Empella Frogglegs cantilever brakes with modern, little worn pads.

    Dia Compe Aero Gran Compe brake levers Nb one of below pics was taken before I'd cleaned the levers up, seeing as I realised they actually have tan coloured hoods:)

    3ttt Morphe bars with anotomic bend (bent slightly towards the rider for a touring friendly posture), 42cm width, NOS Italamundi leather effect tape fitted.

    3ttt Record stem.

    Tange Mercian headset.

    Tange bottom bracket.

    Continental Super Sport tyres, both 28c.

    KKT Pro Vic II pedals with NOS Lapize toeclips and Christophe leather straps.

    SR Laprade seatpost.

    Bluemels Sovereign mudguards.

    Karrimore Dalesman saddle bag with Uplift supporting rack so the bag can safely be fully loaded without danger of supporting straps breaking (this can be removed if you prefer the traditional look).

    I will include a quality bottle cage if it's required. I also have a quality same era dynamo front/rear light set up I can sell to the new owner.

    The bike is in pretty excellent condition and I've fully rebuilt it from the ground up, fully servicing all parts and checking for any wear/damage. So all parts work as they should and set up has been fine tuned to give optimum performance. The bike is ready for some serious touring/audax action:)

    Collection is preferred (Hendon, NW4), but I have a bike box handy so can post the bike if needs be.

    My asking price is £350> £340> £330 (plus above mentioned accessories thrown in) and a forum donation will be made if it sells here.

    Please see my other sales post for details of the above mentioned other bike related stuff I'm selling. No touring stuff included though, as it's all track/ss/time trial/triathlon kit.

  • where would pick up be from?

  • Thanks for the interest. Pickup would be from Hendon, NW4.

  • Please can I dibs for a (serious) friend? He's not on the forum and he'd asked me to keep an eye out for him as he wants to cycle again. I'll be able to confirm within a few hours today. Will PM

  • Apologies, un-dibs, friend is also moving house soon, which I didn't know, so out...

    GLWS, this is a gorgeous bike!

  • Lovely bike, great price GLWS.

  • Thanks, good to see there's some appreciation for these older bikes. Not sure how the period correct boys take to all the 80s kit on it though, but got to say that it really is necessary/practical for touring in comfort.

  • Wow,
    My size and I can’t resist.
    I can collect this weekend.
    Live in Crystal Palace so super local to the original shop.


  • Elegant bike, we love to see it.

  • Will pay 400 for it! Text me 07816001108

  • You're very keen but I have to honour the first dibs above. The chap has already arranged with me to view the bike on the weekend. If it doesn't work out with him then you'll be next in line, I'll let you know.

  • Yup, thanks for the compliment. There aren't enough 50s bikes being sold on the site:)

  • Just had the chap with first dibs view the bike, but he's decided against buying as it wasn't quite what he was after. So over to you if you're still interested.

  • Hope this has sold, if not, have a bump!

  • Nope, not sold as yet. Thanks for trying to help with the bump, although TBH probably best not to do this so that other peeps won't be effected because of their own bike ads being pushed down.

  • Is this still for sale please?


  • This colour is the perfect bike colour. Lovely bike, GLWS.

  • Yes, it's a lovely colour and always catches the eye even when the bike is amongst a collection of other classy looking vintage bikes:) I'll miss it when it goes and have no others as pretty.

  • Cancel Dibs. Sorry but will have to back out of this purchase as am away at present and cannot view for a few weeks. Good luck with the sale though.

  • Bump- price now £340. Nb please note that above pics don't show the bike in its current state now that I've replaced the rear mech for a more recent Suntour model which is Accushift compatible to match the shifters (discovered that the shifter's indexing wasn't consistent when using the previous incompatible mech). Will add new pics shortly.
    Edit: new pics now added.

  • Bumpums- will now throw in a qulity dynamo set/lights, as well as the previously mentioned front rack and it's bag. As I must sell this bike soon, I will only be bumping this ad one more time before I'll (reluctantly) be listing the bike on evilbay.

  • Final bump, price drop to £330. Will sadly have to offer this up on ebay if there's no interest here.

  • Beautiful! Really surprised this hasn't gone yet, good luck with the sale.

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