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What We Ride // Sean Sullivan’s 1993 Concorde Astore

Paying Homage

Concorde Astore

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.

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!

Concorde Astore

Concorde Astore

Concorde Astore

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    THE BUILD

    Frame: Concorde Astore, Colombus Cromor tubing

    Fork: Columbus

    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

    Headset: Campagnolo

    Rims: Campagnolo Zonda 12-HPW

    Hubs: Campagnolo Record titanium

    Tires: Vittoria Open Corsa CX front, Vredestein rear

    Saddle: Selle San Marco Regal

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