Details about Cervelo Super Prodigy Foco Steel 58cm road bike frame Renaissance Reynolds KingCervelo Super Prodigy Foco Steel 58cm road bike frame Renaissance Reynolds King See original listing
Jun 04, 2012 18:52:52 PDT
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Durango, Colorado, United States
This auction is for an uber-rare, 58cm, Cervelo Prodigy, Columbus Foco steel frame dubbed the "Super Prodigy". Comes with original silver seat clamp and a black Chris King headset in excellent condition that has been installed since the frame was new. This frame is in very good-excellent condition for its age and has been owned and ridden by me only, since Spring of 2002.
In 2001 when Cervelo mis-manufactured a limited number of Prodigies using Cervelo's top-of-the-line spec'd Renaissance Columbus Foco steel tubesets, this frame was born. Instead of brazing like on the Renaissance, this frame is cleanly TIG welded. Consequently, this 58 cm frame is very lightweight at 3 lb 8.4 oz (1600 grams), rides beautifully, and is unlike the other factory (2003-2004) Super Prodigies in that THIS IS THE ACTUAL frame which spawned Cervelo to build a model called the "Super Prodigy" in the first place. If you notice the D-shaped chainstays are one major difference. They are much fatter throughout than the factory Super Prodigies which utilize a tapered chainstay tubing and a different frameset tubing. Also, it does not say "Super Prodigy" anywhere on the frame, just says "Prodigy". No other Super Prodigies have this paint scheme either. And its lighter weight than the model called Super Prodigy. If there ever was a Sleeper, this is it.
I have frame-savered it already in 2002 and have inspected it periodically for any signs of rust. Still rides like the day I bought it. Try saying that about any aluminum or carbon bike! Climbs very efficiently, descends confidently. I have hit 50+ mph downhill on it and no problems. Max tire I have fit is a Schwalbe Stelvio 25c clincher. Even though this frame has been ridden a plenty over the years for training and occasional races, it's not perfect. The flaws are as follows: Small dent in top tube (left side) from 2004 when the bike fell off my bike rack and landed on my tool box handle. Not a load bearing tube so it doesn't affect integrity of frame. A few small chips in the paint and one of the decals is scratched a little on the left side (see pic). Some discoloration on bottom of seat tube from chain catcher clamp. This bike is in outstanding condition for it's age and has received many compliments on group rides and races over the years. As you look around, all you see is carbon Cervelo's and this one even fooled some folks into asking if it was Titanium because the of the fatter tubes. Nope….it's all steel and steel is real!
Here's a brief description of what Cervelo stated years ago on their website about it………
"While the Prodigy was in production, Columbus once supplied us with incorrect tubesets (Foco steel). Instead of a Prodigy tubeset, most of the tubes were drawn according to our Renaissance tubeset spec. At the time we didn't make too much of a fuss about it, and after running the necessary tests we built them into frames and we painted them as normal Prodigies. But word got out that there were a few "SuperProdigies" out there, and those customers who through weighing their frames figured out they were one of the lucky ones gave us great feedback on their frames. So for 2003, we decided to make the "SuperProdigy" an official model. It still offered the great combination of stiffness and handling, not to mention the feel of steel. But while the Prodigy was already the lightest steel frame in its class, the SuperProdigy is simply in a class of its own.
In 2003, Team CSC was the only team to have all riders on steel frames at Paris-Roubaix. All other teams, even those sponsored by traditional bike companies, predominantly used Aluminum and carbon. We thought it was pretty funny that it was up to Cervélo, the newest kid on the block, to represent traditional frame building qualities with our steel frames. To commemorate this, we made a limited run of team edition SuperProdigies available to the public. Technically, these frames were identical to the black and black/chrome SuperProdiogies sold in 2003 and 2004 (in line with our company philosophy to supply the same product to our customers as we supply to our professional athletes). The only difference was the paint."
Large diameter Bi-Conical Downtube
Ovalized Top tube
Ritchey dropouts, 130mm rear spacing
English threaded, 68mm BB,
1 inch steerer,
27.2mm seatpost used,
30 mm seatclamp,
73.5 deg seat tube angle,
73 deg head tube angle,
BB drop, 68mm
Head tube length, 160mm
TT length actual 57.5 cm,
1" Chris King Threadless Black headset.
Don't ask me if this will fit you or not. Do your own research please!
I can tell you that I'm just a hair over 6 ft-1 inch, 33 inch inseam, and used a 130mm stem. So I'd say if you are 5- 10 to 6 ft tall, it would be perfect. This frame will be professionally packed so you don't have to worry. Oh, and one more thing…..under absolutely no circumstances is this frame allowed to be made into a fixie. Serious Bidders only!!! Please check out my other auctions since you are here. Have a great day!