DeSalvo Custom Cycles

Handmade in Ashland Oregon

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Steel Road Bikes

When you are looking for a smooth ride to propel you to the top of a mountain pass and escort you to the bottom of the winding descent with a grin on your face, we have the perfect bike for you: a DeSalvo Cycles steel road bike. Our steel road frames are available in different styles to meet your needs and desires.

For our exquisitely clean TIG welded road bikes we offer the option of a compact frame style to give you a slightly stiffer ride and increased stand-over clearance or a level top tube for a classic look. We use size-specific tubing to achieve the perfect blend of compliance and rigidity, regardless of your size. Whichever you choose will give you a superb ride just rearing to get out and log the miles.

Features

  • Available in 9 semi-custom or fully-custom sizes
  • Size-specific tubing
  • Level (Traditional) or Sloping (Compact) top tube
  • Stainless steel dropouts
  • Includes single color paint with logos painted on

Tubing & Pricing

  • Custom mix Columbus frame only $1650
  • Custom mix Columbus frameset $2225 -- includes Enve road fork painted to match and Chris King headset
  • Complete bikes with Shimano Ultegra starting at $3650

FAQ

  • Semi-Custom Sizes

    ‘Semi-custom’ is what we call our steel production bikes. We prefer to use the term semi-custom because although we have made the geometry and sizing decisions for you, there are some final choices you will make to give your bike a personal touch. Included in the price of each frame is a single color powder coat with painted logos. You will get to decide on the colors. If you would like to be more creative you can come up with a design of your choice, anything from panels to fades to flames to whatever you can imagine.

    Let us know what you would like and we will give you a quote. In addition to the finish you will also decide on the size and shape of the tubes to create a frame that fits your riding style. Cable routing, any additional braze-ons, extra water bottles, racks, or a disc brake mount are other choices you can make.

  • Fully-Custom Sizes

    Although our semi-custom frames come in many sizes, we know that there are occasions when you may want or need custom sizing or geometry. All of our frames are available as full custom for a $175 upcharge. If you decide to go with a full custom frame we will work with you to ensure you end up with a bike that fits you perfectly to increase your cycling experience.

Traditional Road Geometry (Level Top Tube)

650C Wheel Size Specifications

Size Top Tube Length Head Tube Length Head/Seat Angle Chain Stay Length BB Drop Stand Over Height
44cm* 49cm 85mm 71.5/74 408mm 48mm 700 mm**
46cm* 49.75cm 105mm 71.5/73.5 408mm 48mm 715 mm**
48cm* 50.5cm 125mm 71.5/73.5 408mm 48mm 736 mm**

700C Wheel Size Specifications

Size Top Tube Length Head Tube Length Head/Seat Angle Chain Stay Length BB Drop Stand Over Height
50cm* 52.5cm 100cm 72/74 408mm 70mm 758 mm**
52cm* 53.5cm 115mm 72.5/74 408mm 70mm 776 mm**
54cm* 54.5cm 135mm 72.5/73.5 408mm 70mm 794 mm**
55cm* 55.5cm 140mm 73/73 408mm 70mm 801 mm**
56cm* 56.5cm 150mm 73/73 408mm 70mm 811 mm**
58cm* 58.5cm 170mm 73.5/53 408mm 70mm 831 mm**
60cm* 59.5cm 190mm 74/72.5 410mm 67mm 852 mm**
60cm* 61.5cm 210mm 74/72 410mm 67mm 871 mm**
  • * Frame size measured center of the bottom bracket shell to the center of the top tube
  • ** Standover height measured at mid-point of top tube
  • Bottom Bracket shell width: 68mm

Compact Road Geometry (Approx 4-5° Sloping Top Tube)

650C Wheel Size Specifications

Size Effective Seat Tube Effective Top Tube Head Tube Length Head/Seat Angle Chain Stay Length BB Drop Stand Over Height
41.5 cm* 44 cm 49 cm 85 mm 71.5/74 408 mm 48 mm 688 mm**
43.5 cm* 46 cm 49.75 cm 105 mm 71.5/73.5 408 mm 48 mm 705 mm**
45.5 cm* 48 cm 50.5 cm 125 mm 71.5/73.5 408 mm 48 mm 729 mm**

700C Wheel Size Specifications

Size Effective Seat Tube Effective Top Tube Head Tube Length Head/Seat Angle Chain Stay Length BB Drop Stand Over Height
46.5 cm* 50 cm 52.5 cm 100 mm 72/74 408 mm 70 mm 741 mm**
48.5 cm* 52 cm 53.5 cm 115 cm 72.5/74 408 mm 70 mm 759 mm**
50.5 cm* 54 cm 54.5 cm 135 mm 72.5/73.5 408 mm 70 mm 777 mm**
51.5 cm* 55 cm 55.5 cm 140 mm 73/73 408 mm 70 mm 784 mm**
52.5 cm* 56 cm 56.5 cm 150 mm 73/73 408 mm 70 mm 795 mm**
54 cm* 58 cm 58.5 cm 170 mm 73.5/73 408 mm 70 mm 812 mm**
56 cm* 60 cm 59.5 cm 190 mm 74/72.5 410 mm 67 mm 833 mm**
58 cm* 62 cm 61.5 cm 210 mm 74/72 410 mm 67 mm 852 mm**
  • * Frame size measured center of the bottom bracket shell to the center of the top tube
  • ** Standover height measured at mid-point of top tube
  • Bottom Bracket shell width: 68mm