Jan 27  |  FS: Wee Vanilla Road Racer – SOLD

Posted by , January 27th, 2014 at 7:18AM    


We are offering this  2013 Vanilla road frame set for sale. It’s roughly a 48cm, (see specs below), and features our SL (SuperLight) tubing set from Columbus. This is a one of a kind bike, built by Sacha, Vanilla’s founder and lead builder. With hand carved and thinned lugs throughout and polished stainless steel “V” dropouts this is an example of the quintessential Vanilla road bike and the best of what Sacha does as a craftsman.

This frame set includes a matching fork with hand carved crown lugs and a brushed, nickel-plated custom stem. Meticulous paint work by Coat Paint Shop highlights the subtle details you’ll  discover more of each time you ride. Stainless steel in the high wear and tear areas (drive side chain stay, dropouts and water bottle bosses) is as functionally significant as it is elegant. You’ll also notice primer-only where the brakes mount to the fork and to the seatstay bridge as well as the front drops. This is a small touch that makes for greater durability in these paint-chip-prone areas.






This bike is built to be a good stage race machine. This means it’ll be comfortable for long days in the saddle, it will descend at speed with confidence and it will be balanced and predictable while climbing. You can expect clearance for at least a 700x28c tire.


The light cream base with stark white panels make for an unusual take on this classic race bike scheme. Burnt red fill and navy graphics. The red fills the “V” on the fork crown, bottom bracket, stem and lug cut-outs. Navy and red accents are found throughout the frame and fork as well.








Top Tube Length(C-C): 520.7

Seat Tube Length(C-C): 505

Head Tube Length: 99.6

Chain Stay Length: 413

Head Tube Angle: 71.6

Seat Tube Angle: 73.5

Bottom Bracket Drop: 75

Stem Length: 90

Stem Angle: -9

Stem Clamp: 26

Steerer Clamp Length: 43

Reach: 368.6

Stack: 514.7


Full build packages are available at very competitive pricing.


$6500 SOLD




  1. Would it be possible the Seat tube length and the Top tube length are swapped on the geometry spec.?

    Comment by Johnny Au — January 21, 2014 @ 5:36 pm    

  2. Johnny,
    In fact I had transcribed the wrong numbers for seat and top tube lengths. They have been adjusted now. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

    Comment by Tom Rousculp — January 22, 2014 @ 9:19 am    

  3. hi, am keen for this type of ex-stock bike that with top tube length about 530.
    anymore stock on hand? would be keen.
    thanks very much

    Comment by vincent — February 9, 2014 @ 5:42 pm    

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