Yard Sale: Tournesol Audax

This is the bike we did for an editor at Outside Magazine, maybe the May issue 2010. He liked it, gave us a small write-up and awarded Editor’s Choice, but passed on buying the bike.

The frame is lugged and built by Martin Tweedy using Rene Singer lugs, Columbus Zona tubes, Pacenti crown; paint is by Russ at Air Art. Paint is in good condition with a couple of small scratches or scuffs. I’d guess it has about 500 miles on it.
Seat tube, c-c – 57cm
Top tube – 55.5cm
Head tube – 176mm
We have it built with Honjo fenders, 28mm tires, custom front rack, King 2-Nut HS, Paul racer brakes (polished). Parts include SRAM Force silver shifters and derailers, Centaur compact cranks (170mm), Noodle bars, Nitto cages, Dura Ace/Nitto (!) stem, Ultegra seat post, B-17 saddle, Ultegra hubs on Open Pro rims. No pedals.
This bike would be perfect for sport riding, randonnees, light touring, or commuting. I’m 5′ 9″ and it fits me perfectly.
Pricing:
Whole bike, as is – $3500 OBO ($5000-ish new)
Frame/fork/HS/rack/fenders/brakes – $2500 OBO
Shipping to CONUS – $200 (whole bike)

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