Alpine Cycles Early 70s British Built Frame
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Model: Early 70s British Built Frame
Brand: Alpine Cycles
Category: Road Race
Years: Early 1970's - Mid 1980's
Country: United States
Production: Individual Hand Crafted
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 02/11/10
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Model 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.

Primary Example:Alpine Unknown Early 70s British Built Frame (Early 1970's)
Years:Early 1970'sSold As:Bare Frameset
Bottom Bracket:English/ISO: 1.370 x 24Brake Mounting:Nutted
Brake Bridge:ReinforcedDerailleur Cable Routing:Clamp-on
Lug Style:Fancy Multi-pointBrake Guides:Clamp on
Fork Style:Curved BladesSeat Stays:Fastback
Fork Crown Style:Flat CrownMain Tubing:
Rear Dropouts:Color(s):Flamboyant Green with white panels
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Resources:Reference & Charts
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