For sale a fabulous 1980’s Plum Vainqueur with a 58cm vivid red Columbus SL frame. The 14 speed bike is in good condition with only a few marks here and there. It is extremely comfortable to ride, has new tyres, cables and chain and has an excellent list of components as listed below.
- Shimano 600 tricolour crankset
- Shimano clipless pedals
- Shimano 600 tricolour derailleurs front/rear
- Shimano 600 tricolour shifters
- Shimano 600 tricolour brakes
- Shimano RX100 aero brake levers
- Cinelli stem
- Cineli Giro Italia bard
- SR Laprade seat post
- Selle Italia Flite saddle
- Lightweight wheels with Rigida DP18 rims
When Plum ceased to produce their own frames they used a number of top quality Italian frame builders, this example we believe to be a Ciocc.
Plum based in Ghent, Belgium, is a famous name in cycling and has a history dating back over a hundred years. During the 50’s and 60’s the Plum shop was the unofficial hub for pioneering British riders racing in Europe, including Tommy Simpson.
The shop is still there and it is still a mecca for cyclists however these days the shop sells modern bikes and equipment but downstairs there is the famous Plum Museum. Which has many famous branded bicycles from the past including the Plum Vainqueur. You can find the plum site here.