Concorde Astore - 58cm

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CONCORDE ASTORE FRAME & FORK -

SPECS:
Frame Material: Lugged Columbus Aelle Tubing
Effective Top Tube: 58cm
Effective Seat Tube: 58cm
Head Tube: 194mm in length, 1" steerer diameter
Fork Material: Columbus Aelle - Chrome, semi sloping crow w/curved blade
Fork Stereer Tube: 158mm
Dropouts: Horizontal Campagnolo wl 126mm spacing
BB: English/ISO

Brake Bridge: Gipiemme Recessed Type
Rear Derail Routing: Under BB
Brake Mounting: Recessed
Seat Stays: Scalloped
Brake Guides: 3X Double Loop style on Top Tube
Concorde 'C' Headbadge style

Bike is used and some signs of wear, mostly cable rub. For a bike of its age, it's in great shape. Crome is near perfect, and has no dents, scrapes or bends. A classic frame with a great story in amazing shape. Great addition to any collection or vintage bike stable.

STORY:
All Concorde bikes have a great backstory, and this one is no exception! Although a French Brand, and painted in Belgium, these bikes were hand made in Italy by Roberto Billato, who also made frames for Coppi, Pinerello, Masi, Look and later LeMond Cycles. Concorde bikes were ridden in the pro peloton by the PDM team from 1986-1992 which featured such names as Sean Kelly, Greg LeMond, Pedro Delgado and 1990 World Champion Rudy Dhaenens, which is where this particular bike comes into play.

All Concorde's were painted with fun late 80's / early 90's aesthetics and have some of the more interesting and wild paint jobs of any brand of the era. This 58cm 1991 Astore has a great royal blue to a 'netted' baby blue fade capped off with chromed rear stays and fork.

The paint job features the PDM team livery adorning the seat tube just under the seat tube lug. The blue/green/pink 'tricolor' is a direct nod to the PDM team colorway of the team bikes ridden by the pros and this particular bike is considered to be a nod to Rudy Dhaenens' 1990 World Championship victory in Tochigi, Japan...where 145 racers started and only 57 finished.

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