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.


Whole bike, as is - $3500 OBO ($5000-ish new)
Frame/fork/HS/rack/fenders/brakes - $2500 OBO
Shipping to CONUS - $200 (whole bike)