FS: 53-56cm road frames: Habanero, Gios, LeMond

Discussion in 'rec.bicycles.marketplace' started by Frank, May 6, 2006.

  1. Frank

    Frank Guest

    LeMond...Gios...Habanero...some of the most revered names in bicycle frames
    for sale in this posting. All prices include professional packing, shipping,
    and insurance to the lower 48 United States.

    Lots of pics available for every frame, so feel free to ask for them or
    contact me with questions.


    Never ridden 56cm Gios Super Record '78 frame and fork with Campagnolo
    headset and bottom bracket

    In 2003 Excel Sports, the sole distributor of Gios in the US, commissioned a
    25th anniversary replica of a very limited edition of the 1978 Gios Super
    Record frameset. The frameset was built at the same factory as the originals
    were made (this one is number 45 of a 100 frame limited edition run of these
    Gios Super Record '78 framesets) using the same construction methods as the
    1978 model, but designed to allow modern components to be used on them.

    They sold out before I could get one, so when I saw this built up but never
    ridden Gios Super Record '78 recently I bought it without even blinking.
    With too many frames, however, even this one (which truly is a bit tall for
    me) is for sale.

    You can see the very ad, including specs and history and a picture of the
    frameset, that Excel used in advertising this Gios frameset back in
    2003-2004 via the wonders of internet electronic history at:


    This beautiful lugged steel frameset is painted in the famous Gios Blue
    color with white panels, a metal headtube badge, and GIOS engraved at the
    top of the seat stays.

    The frame measures 56cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of
    the seat tube (or 56.5 cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top
    of the top tube) with a 54.5cm long top tube.

    The fork is 1" threaded with a traditional fork crown that has the "Gios
    coins" inserted in it. The bottom bracket shell is Italian threaded with
    cutouts on the bottom. The horizontal rear dropouts are Campagnolo, fancy
    drilled with adjustable screws, and measure 130mm wide. The cable guides are
    brazed-on above the bottom bracket shell, with a braze-on front derailleur
    and downtube shifter bosses also. This frame takes a 27.2 seatpost. The rear
    chainstay measures 41cm and the seat tube angle is 74 degrees. There are two
    sets of water bottle bosses.

    This particular Gios frame and fork were built up, displayed as "rideable
    art", but never ridden. There are a few paint scuffs at the rear dropouts
    and a couple of very small chips on the bike from build-up and display, but
    overall this frameset is in absolutely fantastic condition. All of the tubes
    have been treated with Boeshield T-9 rust prevention spray.

    Price: $750


    New 54cm Habanero titanium frame

    I ordered and bought this frame brand-new from Habanero this past winter and
    have not done anything with it other than I took it out of the box to look
    at it.

    I owned and rode a Habanero in this exact model and size and loved the ride.
    The titanium frame makes for a smooth ride, yet the oversize chainstays and
    frame design don't allow the frame to flex when climbing or sprinting. This
    frame has the expensive-looking nice brushed finish, which means no
    maintenance is needed to keep it looking great.

    This Habanero measures 54cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top
    of the top tube, or 55.3cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top
    of the seat tube, with a 54.5cm top tube. The Habanero Titanium road frame
    is made from seamless, brushed Aerospace Grade 3Al/2.5V Tubing. The headtube
    is designed for a 1" fork. You can read all about Habanero, and more
    specifically the details on this frame, at:


    The Habanero frame currently retails for $795, plus $40 shipping, for a
    total of $835.

    Price: $575


    New 53cm LeMond Tourmalet frame and fork

    This is a great price on a great frame and fork! This is a new LeMond
    Tourmalet frame and fork that has been sitting in a bike shop just waiting
    for someone to build it up and ride it.

    This frame measures 53cm from the center of the bottom bracket to center of
    the top tube (or 54cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of
    the top tube, or 55.5cm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of
    the seat tube) with a 54.5cm top tube.

    The frame and fork are painted a brilliant fire engine red, with white
    panels on the seat tube and down tube and contrasting red or white decals.
    This is a very nice, very fast looking frame and fork! The frame tubing is
    the legendary Reynolds 525 steel that was TIG welded here in America and
    comes with a 1" threaded fork.

    The rear brake cable is routed at 7 o'clock on the top tube, frame takes a
    clamp-on front derailleur and has braze-on down tube shifter bosses and a
    pump peg and two sets of water bottle bosses. The rear dropouts are short
    horizontal (no dropout screws included, I never use them) and measure 130mm
    wide. There are threaded eyelets on the fork and rear dropouts.

    The condition of the bike is excellent as it is a brand new model from the
    very late 90's. The paint is vibrant and the frame and fork have been
    completely treated inside the tubes with Boeshield T-9 rust prevention
    spray. There are very few very small tics from shop wear that have been
    touched up by matching red touch-up paint and are hard to even see unless
    you look for them.

    To see what the bike could look like built up, go to:


    and scroll down to the Tourmalet.

    Price: $295