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About this Bike Frame:

 Arthur Caygill Race Frame Reynolds 653


 *50cm frame for Rider Height  5"0-5"3 


A specially finished custom build  frame made by Arthur Caygill Cycles


  • Internal cable routing for brake.
  • Aero design
  • Nicely made brake bridge
  • signature lug work of Arthur Caygill bikes
  • braze on shifter or adjuster mountings 
  • Under Bottom bracket cable guides 
  • nicely made frame
  • colour work and decals majority is intact

Spacing for wheels :  Front: 100mm / Rear :130mm


Ideally intended for racing but  could be suitable for junior build road bike 

Colour is a two tone mauve/lilac/purple faded blush

Frame probably dates to somewhere around or shortly 1989 

Both front and rear have hole for brakes


*****Reynolds  653


Measurements are centre to centre:

Top Tube :50cm  

Down Tube 50cm from seatpost entry


*Additional Info

 It's possible this was used for road racing or time trials using a 650b wheel at the front

and 700 c at the rear.


Ref my notes below about 26"   - This  provides an estimate for you iro brake drop for 650b.


I have previously set this up with that combination but did not take  650b brake drop measurements. (of course 650b fit in both front and rear)

650b wheels are readily available


a 700c at the rear would have a 60mm brake caliper drop requirement. But would not fit in the front


Another combination 

I have fitted 24 inch junior/youth race wheel (Picture of wheel Set Up) and reach required at back is 75 and front 65  - which does make for an option for this to be a build for a junior 

Rear Wheel Spacing is 130mm I have had a wheel with a 6 speed in quite comfortably. Front 100mm.

The bottom bracket was absent when i acquired this so is not included.  Shell measurement is 70mm

OMAS italian headset included.

With thanks

You will be buying a  used frame  , it is without parts, This frame  has some very small marks from storing.Item and general use. It's not new.

*50cm frame for Rider Height 5"0-5"3



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You will be buying a used bike frame, so please be aware of the following;


A note about our used bicycles & Frames. All Items are genuine vintage and whilst in full working order, may also so show signs of age or own some distinguishing marks. As well as these signs of character  there may also be some signs of rust (faint and few) and some signs of mottling on the chrome. Where possible we have tried to show these on photographs. These small imperfections are commensurate with what is expected of a bike of this age.The bikes are not new.






Arthur Caygill Race Frame Reynolds 653

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