Frame from the mid 1980s. The model name is "Special Gran Prix".
This frame is special as it has a specially shaped seattube for shorter wheelbase. This, and the narrow shaped chain stays are typical features you can find on many CBT frames. The frame is made from Columbus Tubing.The decor of the bike is from an Austrian dealer - RIH Vienna. RIH is located in Vienna and has a tradition of more than 80 years. RIH bikes were always expensive and high quality. Hence the reputation in Austria was very high. For this reason the pre-owner decided to decorate the frame with the RIH decor. The paint is 100% original and you will also find CBT decals. The frame tubes are Columbus, the dropouts are CBT Italia and Gipiemme. The bike was originally equipped with Campagnolo Super Record and C-Record components. The condition of the frame is used, but very good. There are only minor signs of use.
Some small imperfections that I want to point out: The downtube shows some paint loss on the underside, caused by a bike stand; the top tube shows a paint chip near the hole for the brake cable. The frame is in used but original condition with minor signs of use. I think the XXL pics allow you to judge the condition yourself. There may be the one or other smaller paint imperfection here and there, but the general condition is in my opinion good to very good. Oxidation is not an issue on this frame and there are of course no cracks or dents.
The frame is about 53cm tall (center - center), 54cm (center - top end) and 54cm long (center - center). Rear spacing is 130mm (8 speed).
The treads are Italian (70mm bb shell). The weight is 2.45kg.As a description is always influenced by a personal opinion I made a couple of supersize pics that help you to judge the frame yourself. Please see my other auctions! If you have any other questions, please let me know! No guarantee according to EU-law. Sometimes it can also take 3-4 weeks.
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This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Vintage Cycling\Vintage Frames". The seller is "campystar" and is located in Vienna / Austria / EU. This item can be shipped worldwide.