We love new bikes and enjoy the benefits of new technology, but our passion is for steel-framed European racing bikes from the 1970s to the 1990s and vintage cruisers. We carry a range of built classic bikes and classic bike frames. We also repair classic bikes. We specialize in Campagnolo components and have a small collection of vintage components in stock or we can help you with a parts search.
Below, see what’s new, classic framesets, and classic bikes. Please come by and take a look or, better yet, bring your classic bike by. We would love to see it.
CLASSIC BIKES AT BURLINGAME BIKES (Scroll down for classic framesets)
Schwinn collection, plus a couple of others. From left to right: 1965 Schwinn Hollywood in radiant blue; matched set of his-and-hers 1975 Schwinn Suburban 5-speeds in burgundy mist; 1974 Schwinn Suburban 10-speed in opaque blue; and one each 1966 and 1967 Schwinn Collegiate 5-speeds in radiant copper. At the far right: a 1958 Goodyear Hi-Way Patrol made by Columbia with tank, working bell in the tank, and fender mounted headlight; and a 1950 Hiawatha with tank, skip-tooth chain, and a glorious patina.
1980 Basso. Columbus SL tubing. Chrome lugs. Chrome Columbus fork. Shimano 600 gruppo except Shimano Sora integrated shifters. 53cm seat tube, 53.5 top tube (center to center.
1998 Eddy Merckx Strada OS. Campagnolo 10-speed gruppo. All Chorus except Centaur compact crank and front derailleur. Record hubs with Ambrosio Excellence rims. Columbus Brain Tubing. 51cm seat tube, 53cm top tube (center to center).
1996 Eddy Merckx Titanium EX Pro. Titanium Tubing. Campy Record Titanium 9 speed gruppo. Designed by Eddy Merckx. Built in the USA by Litespeed. Mavic CXP30 rims on Campy Record hubs. Very good condition. 57cm seat tube; 56cm top tube (center to center).
1985 Eddy Merckx Professional. Professional race bike with number hanger. Columbus SL tubing. All Super Record components. Very good condition. 55cm seat tube; 55cm top tube (center to center).
1986/87 Guerciotti Ten Speed Drive Team Bike. Imported from Italy by Campagnolo for use by the Ten Speed Drive team. Columbus SLX tubing. C-Record components with Cobalto brakes. Very good condition. 57cm seat tube; 56cm top tube (center to center).
c2000 Ciocc Silver Shadow. Deda 16.5 steel tubing with carbon fork and seat stay. Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed gruppo. Campagnolo Zonda G4 wheels with Vittoria Open Corsa Evo-CX tires. Excellent condition. 53cm seat tube; 55cm top tube (center to center).
Late 1980s Rossin RLX. Columbus SLX tubing. C-Record Delta gruppo. Very good condition. 56cm seat tube; 56cm top tube (center to center).
1980s Bianch Specialissima. Campy Super Record. Columbus SLX Tubing. 53.5cm seat tube; 54cm top tube (center to center).
2000 Bianchi XL EV2. Campy Record 10-speed gruppo. 16.5 pounds. A la Marco Pantani. 53cm seat tube; 55cm top tube (center to center).
1992 Waterford 1200. Reynolds 753 tubing. Stainless dropouts. Shimano 600 headset. Candy Apple Red. Made in USA. Frame in very good condition. Brand new 2013 Shimano Ultegra 10-speed gruppo, new Shimano RS30 wheels and hubs, Cinelli bar and stem. 58cm seat tube; 57cm top tube (center to center).
c 1985 Gios Compact. Campagnolo Super Record. 52cm seat tube; 52cm top tube (center to center). Available as complete bike or frameset only.
c1982 Pinarello. Campy Nuovo Record. Columbus SL tubing. 50cm seat tube; 52cm top tube (center to center). Available as complete bike or frameset only.
Late 1980s Pogliaghi. Campy Super Record. Columbus SL tubing. 48cm seat tube; 51cm top tube (center to center). Available as complete bike or frameset only.
c1984 Tommasini Prestige. Campagnolo Super Record. 55cm seat tube; 55cm top tube (center to center). Available as complete bike or frameset only.
c1984 Grandis. Campagnolo Super Record. 54.5cm seat tube; 54cm top tube (center to center). Available as complete bike or frameset only.
c1994 KHS Aero Comp. Classic time trial bike designed by Zinn, Hed and Boone. Shimano 105.
1982 Colnago Mexico. Columbus SL “crimped” tubing. Nuovo Record and Super Record components. Very good condition. 61cm seat tube; 58.5cm top tube (center to center).
Early 2000s Inter Pro Team SL. Carbon with Scandium head tube and seat tube in nearly new condition. Brand new 2016 Shimano Tiagra gruppo, with compact crank, 10-speed. Built in Korea by Keirin race bike builder Inter Pro. 54cm seat tube (center to center).
Leontien van Moorsel’s Personal Bike (NFS). This Batavus AMEV Professional team bike with Campagnolo C-Record Delta gruppo was ridden by Leontien van Moorsel, winner of 10 World Championships and four Olympic Gold Medals on the road and track between 1990 and 2004. The photo behind the bike shows van Moorsel in her World Champion stripes holding her team bike.
1974 Schwinn Suburban. 10-speed.All original, including paint, tires, brake pads, cable housing, wheels, pedals, and saddle. Opaque Blue. Made in Chicago. Nearly new condition. 20” seat tube (center to center).
1958 Goodyear Hi-Way Patrol. Built by Columbia. It has a nice patina on original paint. One very cool feature is the bell built into the tank.
CLASSIC FRAMESETS FOR SALE AT BURLINGAME BIKES
1992/93 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra. Believed to be Reynolds 753 tubing. Chrome lugs. Number plate hanger. 58.5x56cm (center to center).
1980s Gianni Motta Personal 2001R. Hand-painted Columbus SL tubing. 55x56cm (center to center).
1983 Saronni. Made by Colnago in honor of Giuseppe “Bepe” Saronni winning the 1982 World Championship. 54cm seat tube x55cm top tube (center to center).
c1992 Basso Astra. Columbus EL tubing. 58×57.5cm
BIKES WE HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED (This bikes have been sold and are no longer in our shop)
1988 Battaglin World Champion ’87. Columbus SLX tubing with number plate hanger. The same model Steven Roche rode to win the Tour, Giro, and World Championship in 1987. 57x57cm.
Our Battaglin was shipped to Switzerland to be rebuilt for Erich Machler. Machler won Milan-San Remo in 1987 riding a Battaglin for the Carrera team. He wore the yellow jersey in the 1987 Tour de France for six days. Machler’s team-mate Steven Roche won the Tour that year. Here are photos of the frameset and of a Burlingame Bikes hat in Switzerland perched atop the Milan-San Remo trophy Machler won in 1987. Click here for a video of Machler winning Milano-San Remo in 1987.
1998 Eddy Merckx MX-Leader. Columbus MXL tubing. Chris King head set. 53cm seat tube x 54cm top tube (center to center).
1980s Atkinson. Hand-built by Ernie Atkinson in Astoria, OR . Columbus SLX tubing, mostly Campagnolo Super Record components, Super Record hubs, Ambrosio Excellence rims, San Marco Regal saddle. Awesome three-color fade paint job. Nearly new condition. 54cm seat tube; 55cm top tube (center to center).
1992 Comotion Espresso. Glenn rode this frame with a Campy Centaur gruppo for several years. Warren bought the frame, had it painted a dark purple, and brought it back to us for Marc to build as a fixie. Warren chose an array of black components to complete a beautiful, yet mean-looking all-season bike.
1992 Colnago Master PIU Décor. Columbus “Gilco” tubing.
1999 Giordana XL-Eco. Beautiful maroon and silver lugged steel tubing frameset. Built in Italy.
1999 Eddy Merckx Arcobaleno. Columbus Brain tubing. Campy gruppo.
c1981 Viner Special Professional. Campagnolo Nuovo Record.
1992 Georgena Terry Classic. Beautiful steel framed bike designed by Georgena Terry and built in Japan by Nomura. Both wheels are 700c. 56cm seat tube, 54cm top tube (center to center). Georgena Terry was one of the first to build racing style bikes with geometry designed for women.