Great buy, someone get on it.
while on the topic, anyone got info on peter rhodes?
Wow, if it wasn’t a bargain already!
I know its a design feature and for good reason, but that head tube looks naff.
Post pics when built up pleazeeeeee
Bump. Elan frames - anyone know much about them? A Google search didn’t yield much.
BNA has a thread lumping them in with Europa and Abeni, did Peter Rhodes build all three? Are they generally good quality?
I thought John Abeni built Abeni and Europa?
this is mine
^ So what do you think of it?
I think your right, however it sounds like there were other people building for Europa in the late 70’s/early 80’s. So Peter Rhodes was the owner of Pulteney St Cycles in Radelaide. I’m not sure if he built Elan frames or just contracted Europa/John Abeni to do them…I’m not even sure if Elan were exclusive to Pulteney St Cycles or not. Sounds like John Abeni is a man of very few words and doesn’t give much away.
To answer my own question; Elan frames seem to be of medium to high quality, and unlike many Europas, weren’t just re-badged imports.
I have seen a medium quality rebadged import Elan, though. From memory it was made of Iswiwata PG tubing, tange dropouts, Exage group - probably Japanese built. It was about on par with a nice Repco Superlite.
I’ve seen half a dozed mostly 531 elans go through bumtree in Adl in the last 12 months. All had Peter rohdes decals on them. Probaby a bit like the pursuit brand, some were Wayne Roberts built and others were just rebadged Ricardos.
think peter rohdes is now associated with track cycles at norwood?
mine has a pulteney st cycles sticker on it.
don’t know if the frame is quality or not, it has internal cabling. I like to ride it.
Lolly pop Elan
^ That’s what started this thread dig