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Old 07-29-2017, 05:20 PM
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Circle A, 56cm TT, purple lugged & filet brazed steel goodness

Off the market for a year, but back now. Frameset is completely wrapped and ready for shipment. The Cherubim that replaced this has been magnificent.



The purple paint is much more beautiful in person than in photos. The workmanship of the lugs and fillet brazing are mouth-watering as well. Too bad Circle A hung up their torches recently.

The ride is classic steel, with plenty of zing, and a pretty stiff rear end.

-56cm top tube
-74cm minimum saddle height
-75cm saddle height as pictured
-16cm headtube
-55mm saddle-to-bar drop as pictured





Frame/fork/headset/seatpost for $900 plus shipping and fees. Pick up in the San Francisco Bay Area welcome.

My build post is here.

Velotrack's ad with more details here.

Circle A's album here.
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:54 PM
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Too bad Circle A hung up their torches recently.
Chris, the founder did, but Brian is still building amazing bikes. Circle A's are awesome, wish this was my size.
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:52 PM
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my lugged circle a is one of my favorite bikes of all time. glws.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:46 AM
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weekend bump

weekend bump
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:20 AM
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bump this

how is this not sold?
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:12 AM
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how is this not sold?
I really like this frameset and at least the toptube works for me. However, that seat mast is killing me! What's the purpose of a seat mast? Is it suppose to make the frame stiffer? The seller in one of his threads said the seatpost goes down below the top tube?! But there's like almost no adjustability or at least it doesn't look like much. So I would either have to cut the seat mast off or shortened it. That kind of ruins the look with the contrasting paint.

Further, the steerer tube is way too short, so I would need one of those riser stems.

For us "faster backwards" type, this frame is the opposite of what I need - low seat/high stem. So, unfortunately, I'm going to have to pass. Too bad, nice color, love the fillet-brazing/lug mix and the price isn't bad. Further, the seller appears to be local to me too! Good Luck!
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:19 PM
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If that top tube was 1.5 cm smaller.....

I'm gonna send this around to some friends. Would be a good excuse to hit MV beerworks
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:03 PM
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technically it is not a seat mast (since there is no topper) rather it is an "extended seat tube" and one uses their own post.

I have seen this frame and the workmanship is outstanding...think Bishop, English, Vanilla.

The paint...also outstanding. I don't think that the color comes across right in pictures...it is really unique and very pleasing. Not too much purple, not too much baby lavender. a very nice shade of whatever you want to call it.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:38 AM
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still available

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