Manufrance 531 Steel Road Bike

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Manufrance 531 Steel Road Bike

NOS Lugged frame. Reynolds tubing. Mostly NOS parts.
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  • Manufacturer: Manufrance
  • Size: 55 cm
  • Description:

    Manufrance, founded in the 1880s, was a gigantic distributor of cycles, rifles and almost anything useful for a private household. They were based in St Etienne, the city known as the cycle manufacturing cradle of france.


    They were the first big french company in the mail-order business. Their success was incredible but came to an end in the 1970s and in the 1980s the troubled company was bought by Bernard Tapie. The same Tapie who at the same time owned the "La Vie Claire Team" and sponsored Bernard Hinault and Greg Lemond.
    He turned to sell Manufrance out rather than rebuilding it and soon the last batch of bikes was made and partly sold. But some of them remained well stored and never ridden. Just like our Manufrance Premium NOS Steel Road Bike frame, an authentic sweet Reynolds 531 construction.


    The quality lugged frame is built using a classic geometry as well as material. An internally routed brake cable, integrated fork crown on a chromed fork and chromed semi-horizontal dropouts show that this frame was meant to be a reliable speedster of remarkable value.
    A top class Concor saddle rounds off a build which is made for fun sportive rides in the city or over longer distances !


    An original, mostly new old stock bike with a seriously reliably working gear at a no-nonsense price.
    At the turn of a screw on the right shifting lever, the shifting is non-indexed and the bike becomes Eroica eligible!

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  • Condition: NOS. The bike is in very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original. Little shopwear. All parts have been checked for functionality.
  • Era: 1980s
  • Storage: BMB08-03
Frame & Fork NOS Manufrance Premium; Reynolds tubing
Front Derailleur Shimano 105; 170mm
Rear Derailleur NOS Shimano RX100 8 speed
Headset NOS Shimano
Crankset Shimano 105; 170mm; 52/42 teeth
Bottom Bracket Neco
Stem New; 85mm
Stem Bar NOS 3ttt; 40cm
Shifters NOS Shimano RX100; 8-speed
Brakes NOS Shimano RX100
Brake Levers Modolo America
Hubs NOS Shimano RX100; 13-23
Rims NOS Rigida; Clincher
Tires New Panaracer Pasela PT; 700-23C
Seat Post NOS Aero
Seat NOS Selle San Marco Concor
Chain New
Handlebar Tape New Classic
Pedals MKS sliver road pedals
  • Seat Tube (c-t): 55 cm
  • Top Tube (c-c): 54 cm
  • Head Tube: 14 cm
  • Standover: 79 cm
Size of a classic bicycle

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