[CR]FS: Tom Teesdale (Cirrus 7) Touring Frame (Duncan Granger)


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From: dgranger@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 01:29:57 +0000
Subject: [CR]FS: Tom Teesdale (Cirrus 7) Touring Frame (Duncan Granger)

I am selling my Tom Teesdale built Cirrus 7 "Tour" frame which I bought from Tom Adams at Trexlertown a couple years ago.

Frame is full 531, built by Teesdale in 1980 or 1981. Beautifully thinned and filed bocama window lugs. Tom bought it NOS without a fork. I had Tom Kellogg (the third Tom in this short story!) and Jeff Duser at Spectrum Cycles (conveniently located about ten minutes from the Lehigh Valley velodrome where I bought the frame) build and paint me a fork using NOS reynolds blades. Rear dropouts are campy longs, front are Shimano.

Seat tube is 60.5 cm (24") center to top top tube is 57.5 cm wheelbase is 107 cm

Photos can be seen here: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/dmgranger/album?.dir=c91b&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos

Tom Teesdale built less than ten of these frames for a bike shop in New England. Tom still makes frames: http://www.tetcycles.com. I spoke with him after I bought the frame and he confirmed that he built it.

I had it built up for a while with all Shimano 600 "arabesque" (which is now on my '86 Mercian Olympic) and rode it fast - neat bike. As the model name suggests, it does have long chainstays.

Paint flakes easily - not sure why. It's a beatiful silver. No dings. Never crashed.

I paid Tom Adams $100 for the frame, and paid more than that to have Spectrum build the fork, but I will part with frame, fork, and headset (black Shimano tiagra that was new when installed by my LBS) for $150. Plus shipping, or I can deliver it to the Westiminster, MD swap on 2/5.

Thanks for reading.

Duncan Granger
Mountville, PA