It has been somewhat of a conventional thing for a long time, that cycling champions went on to become frame builders and bicycle producers by establishing their own brand after the end of their active carreer.
Dave Lloyd is no stranger to this custom.
Lloyd began racing in 1969. In 1972 he came seventh in the Milk Race before going on to win the William Tell GP, beating Francesco Moser and Freddy Maertens, and riding in the Munich Olympics. In 1973 he turned professional with Raleigh and was really successful.
After a three year brake due to heart problems, he restarted as an amateur and over the next six years won 125 of 133 entered races. In 1984 he returned to the professional sport, and finally retired from cycling two years later.
Lloyd set up his first shop already in the 1970s and during his time as pro rider he picked up some serious frame building skills from Harry Quinn and learned the trade from Terry Dolan. After setting up his business with his own brand and self-built bikes, Lloyd was a framebuilder for 13 years.
One of his most famous creations is what we offer you here:
The Dave Lloyd Concept offered a geometry that had long been forgotten since the beginning of the 20th century. It was
For this geometry, there were no lugs existing. So Lloyd had to fillet braze the important joints and smooth them out afterwards. A time consuming technique which also made for a light and very strong frame.
For the seat stays, he chose an elegant and flexible wishbone solution.
Our Concept from late 1980s is a real giant and at a size of 67cm (c-t) or 61cm (c-c), it is a frame for the tall riders among us. If you are almost 2m tall, this bike might be just right for you!
As for the parts, the bike is equipped with Campagnolo's popular and reliable high-class Chorus groupset. And it is a special one, too, as it has the rarer anthracite finish, which fits the anthracite of the paintjob perfectly. Completely checked and ready to go!
|Rahmenhöhe (Center-Top)||67 cm|
|Schalthebel||Campagnolo Chorus; anthracite finish|
|Kurbel||Campagnolo Chorus; anthracite finish; 172.5mm; 52/42|
|Sattel||New Selle San Marco Rolls|
|Felgen||Mavic Open 4CD; 700c clincher|
|Reifen||New Michelin Dynamic Classic; 23-622 clincher|
|Kette||New YBN Classic hard plated|