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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).
Yasmine has had an 8bar single speed 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 decent 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
- Built by Roger Derycke
- Tubing: 3 tubes Reynolds 531, rest is gas pipe
- 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 wheelset
If you happen to have any questions or a thoughts about this bike, let us know in the comments!