Concorde Prelude

Concorde Prelude

The Concorde Prelude comes in every manner of colorful guises: it’s rare to find a pair with the same exuberant paint scheme. The PDM Team livery will be a familiar sight, but the color options that Concorde made available to the enthusiast were enough to pale a rainbow.

Concorde were actually a Dutch company but underneath the colorful paint were Italian frames. They were made by Ciöcc and if you start examining Concorde, Ciöcc and Conti frames, you’ll start noticing common details like brazed-on Italian flags, the same capital ‘C’ and so on.

Daniel Martins lives in Portugal, not the first place you’d expect to come across such a prime Prelude. The ‘Classic Italian’ Bug bit Daniel hard, and he waited patiently to procure a full Campagnolo Victory group to apply to his frame — only the rear derailleur was bought on eBay. Photos by Daniel Martins.

Concorde Prelude
Concorde Prelude
Concorde Prelude
Concorde Prelude
Concorde Prelude
Concorde Prelude
Concorde Prelude

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  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.m.martins.5 Daniel Marques Martins

    Thanks Adam!

  • http://spinynorman.tumblr.com Spiny Norman

    Nifty; I had a Victory groupo on my old LeMond. Never liked my wheelset with those rims though. M330s with tubulars were just so much smoooooother.