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by olipepper
Published: 22nd May 2020 (8 months ago)
Size? (Frame, clothing, wheel size etc. You can pick 3)
Collection only

For sale is my prized DeSalvo, hand built in Portland, Oregon by multi award winning frame builder Mike DeSalvo.

The frame is a custom made titanium singlepeed with a cost price of £2350, using an eccentric bottom bracket to maintain chain tension. It is a dedicated singlespeed frame so no options to run gears! Toughen Up Princess.

Running 26″ wheels but with clearance for large volume people sometimes mistake it for a 27.5″ and in fact I would say the ride almost resembles this too.

This frame kickstarted my love of racing. It is seriously fast and lively which led me to many victories over geared bike riders, which was enormously satisfying.

I could look to post the frame but to be honest I would prefer collection, more to see who the person is that will be the new owner of my pride and joy and what the next chapter brings for this awesome frame.

So why am I selling it? Well, it’s the usual work, family, too many bikes etc, so it needs to go to a new home where someone will use it. It deserves not to be sat in a shed and actually ridden!

Please email me on with any questions or offers.

  • 17.5″ frame
  • Ride and reach is like an 18″ but has the maneuverability of a smaller bike. I’m 6ft as a point if reference and raced XC and 24hr events on it with a 100mm stem and layback Thomson post.

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Comments (1)

    I already ride a titanium single speed so cannot commend the idea of owning one highly enough…

    What diameter is the seat post?

    How is the rear dropout organised? , appears to be some bolt-on / replaceable unit?

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