dayne wrote:why not choose campagnolo Athena 11 in polished silver?
Oooooh, now that would be sexy with the black rims.
Do the Campy Athena hubs come with a Shimano spline option?
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simurs4 wrote:Thanks for all the help guys. I pretty much had my mind made up on either c record or chorus so will probably have to collect peices individually over time as most complete groupsets ive seen for sale have wrong sized cranks or seat posts etc.
it will be a pretty eye catching thing once its on the road the original paint job is wild! Pure 80s!
munga wrote:i think it might be a real concorde, like this:
munga wrote:concordes in varied states of quality came out in the PDM colours. PDM were the sponsors of a very successful pro team. Even if it's a bottom of the range concorde, it's still quite likely a very decent frame. I think Aelle is as cheap and cheerful as it gets, right up to SLX.
if it has the race tag under the top tube, you don't need me to tell you what to do with it,
and if its a 53cm frame, you don't need me to tell you what to do with it.
LG wrote:I believe they are diferent brands, the Dutch Concorde, then the Asian bikes.
Velo13 wrote:Concorde was never a manufacturer in their own right. They always outsourced production of their frames to contract framebuilders. This thread is an interesting thread.
In later years (once the brand had received some great promotion in the euro peleton) models at the lower end of the scale were a natural way to increase market share, though obviously not that successful over the longer term.
I have one of those fluoro Europas as well, and it looks to be a "fitness bike". I suspect the rear end is 1020 steel. The Belelux equivalent of a Repco Superlite IMHO.
I also own this as well (well, it's my partners bike now). A 2011 Concorde Alloy framed roadie with a carbon fork. It seems that Wiggle now owns the rights to the name, and used it to brand a modern PDM replica. Chain Reaction has done the same thing (but on a much bigger scale) with Viner.