Welcome to the fourth chapter in our “What We Ride” series; a series featuring our employee’s bikes and the story behind them. This post introduces you to TPC’s friendly front desk personality, Sean Sullivan and his vintage Concorde Astore.
Name: Sean “Sully” Sullivan
Position at TPC: Buyer
What your ride: ’93 Concorde Astore
Why you ride it: I had a Concorde in the 90’s as a teenager and my favorite pro team at the time (PDM) also raced Concordes. It was the first bike that I took to Europe to race when I was 17, and I won a national championship with it. That frame is still in my parents garage back home in Tasmania, so I built this one as an homage to that bike.
Fun facts: Some of the parts are from a Campagnolo Chorus groupset that I saved up and bought from race winnings in 1994… well actually only the seat post so it’s a kind of a grandfather’s axe restoration! I have ridden this bike up Flagstaff once, it’s 24lbs so it goes down better than it goes up!
Frame: Concorde Astore, Colombus Cromor tubing
Stem: ITM Eclypse 140mm
Handlebar: Unbranded traditional bend drop bar
Seatpost: Campagnolo Chorus aero
Brakes: Campagnolo Athena Monoplaner
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Veloce Ergopower 8 speed
Shifters: Campagnolo Veloce Ergopower 8 speed
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Athena
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Athena
Cassette: Campagnolo Veloce 9 speed fitted with 8 speed spacers
Crankset: Campagnolo Chorus
Rims: Campagnolo Zonda 12-HPW
Hubs: Campagnolo Record titanium
Tires: Vittoria Open Corsa CX front, Vredestein rear
Saddle: Selle San Marco Regal