Alpine Unknown Early 70s British Built Frame (Early 1970's)
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Example Model: Unknown Early 70s British Built Frame
Brand: Alpine Cycles
Frame Model: Alpine Cycles Early 70s British Built Frame
Category: Road Race
Years: Early 1970's
Built In: United States
Production: Individual Hand Built
Sold As: Bare Frameset
Material: Steel
Construction: Lugged
Drivetrain: Derailleurs
Wheel Size: 700c
Added By: Wolfram Verktyg on 08/22/09
Updated By: JFischer on 07/15/10
ConstructionLuggedBottom BracketEnglish/ISO: 1.370 x 24
Wheel Size700cBrake MountingNutted
Rear DropoutsSeat StaysFastback
Main TubingFork Tubing
Brake BridgeReinforcedFork StyleCurved Blades
Derailleur Cable RoutingClamp-onBrake GuidesClamp on
Fork Crown StyleFlat Crown  
General Information
Alpine Cycles was the trademark for the house brand frames sold by Georgetown Cycle Sports (GCS). They were located in the Washington D.C. area during the 1970's and 80's. They used the distinctive red and white Swiss cross for their logo with ALPINE CYCLES at the top and WASHINGTON D.C. at the bottom. Many of the early Alpine frames from the mid 70's were made by a variety of British builders. Some frames were built locally in the D.C. area by people affiliated with GCS. In the late 70's American frame builders like Albert Eisentraut also supplied GSC with private labeled Alpine Cycles frames. During the same period GSC sold another brand, C.I.D. which stood for Cycle Import and Design.

This frame was made in the UK perhaps by Tom Board a builder who made a lot of private label frames. It's made of light gage Reynolds 531 tubing with Nervex Professional lugs. The dropouts are the old Campagnolo 1060 stamped steel vertical models to accommodate the short chainstays.

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Head Badge:Alpine Cycles Early 70's
Badge Type:Painted or Decal
Frame Types:Vintage Lightweights
Frame Types:1970's;1980's
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