Terryn 1970s

A simple, clean 70’s Terryn steel vintage racebike

Since our first terryn frame we have been looking for another one, after a couple of months this frame came up for €120, eventually we got it at for a whopping 20…. Yes that’s the fun about buying infamous brands. the previous owner dismantled it. It was built with Campagnolo Nuovo Record and a Zeus 2000 brake set. Unfortunately those parts were gone. We did find the original pantographed stem, which I ended up paying 2,5 times more than the frame but it is well worth it.

The goal is to build it with a Zeus criterium groupset and Universal brakes. We are close to finishing it except for the hubs and derailleurs as we haven’t found any for a reasonable price (and I accidentally sold a front derailleur).

The frame

Yasmine has had an 8bar singlespeed for a long time but she had some issues with her wrists when riding so I had to find another frame that would fit her better and ride a bit more comfortable. And I needed something to put all those Zeus parts on that I have been laying around for so long.

  • it isn’t such a high end frame as the other terryn we have but it is a pretty descent frame
  • not much filing done on the lugs
  • no open bracket but two cuts in the front lugs like some of the kessels frames
  • Campagnolo pads and very thin metallic paintwork

Specs

  • Built by Kessels or Vaneenooghe? no confirmation yet
  • Tubing: 3 tubes Reynolds 531, rest is gaspipe
  • Frame height / Seat tube length: 56cm cc
  • Top tube length: 56cm cc
  • Wheelbase: 100cm cc
  • Weight: coming soon
  • Year of production: 1973 – 1976 (estimation)

Conclusion: a great, strong all rounder

All that’s left to do now is fit the last Zeus parts and build a wheel set

If you happen to have any questions or a toughts about this bike, let us know in the comments!

 

 

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  1. Martins
    May 10, 2018
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    Hi!
    I’m about to purchase an identical Terryn frame set (except in a really nice mauve colour) but before I do I wanted to know about the sizing for the components. Even though Terryn was Belgian I read somewhere that they perhaps used French sizing. I’ve had problems with Motobecanes and Peugeots, because the French went with their own standards for some of their components (especially bottom bracket) and I was wondering which sizing the Terryn bikes went with.

    any help would be much appreciated.

    • Bart Suykerbuyk
      May 10, 2018
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      Hi Martin, all 3 terryn bikes i have at the moment have english treading, headset and bottombracket, i would love to see pictures tho i havn’t seen 2 exactly the same terryn frame sets yet!

      • Martins
        May 11, 2018

        so in the end i opted not to buy the bike – the frame is pretty beat-up (lots of rusty dings) but it was also waaaaay too small for me (i’m 189). it is listed as a 59cm but i guess Terryn made frames for short people with long legs. so it’s still available for sale – €159.00 – maybe you want to have it shipped from Latvia? 😀

        http://mybike.lv/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=4044

        i took some photos that i will e-mail you.

      • Bart Suykerbuyk
        May 12, 2018

        Hmm some of the parts look high end but the tire clearance on the frame makes it a bit suspisious for being a high end race bike imo more pictures would be handy, looks like a fair price for the parts alone it could be a sweet deal but there isn’t anough info or pictures to be certain and ehm to be honest im once again broke this month from buying to much bike parts haha

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