Top quality Tigra Professionnel road bicycle, made in Switzerland in the late 1970s.
Tigra’s name appears on many grades of frame, but this was the top model – the ‘Professionnel’ with chrome headtube
lugs, fork crown, rear quarter stays and lower fork blades. Classic French Nervex lugs are on show throughout.
The bike is fitted out with a full Shimano groupset from the early days of Dura-Ace – back when the rear derailleur was
still labelled as ‘Crane’. Several of the parts are the black variants – very hard to find, especially in this condition ! Front
derailleur is a little newer, from the Dura-Ace EX series. The black 52/42 chainrings are in top condition, as are the brakes.
Rims appear virtually unused with just the smallest amount of wear to the front brake track. Cables and bar tape are new.
Black Dura-Ace hubset (126mm) laced radially front and rear to black anodised wide tubular rims. The previous owner
tells us he laced all his wheels like this. 21mm external rim width, with 28mm Wolber tyres for all-day riding comfort and
stability. Regina Oro 5 speed freewheel and chain.
SR seatpost (Campagnolo Nuovo Record copy), with vertical pantographing, filled in with black. Matching stem, also
with horizontal pantographing. Sakae Road Champion handlebar.
Black Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa saddle, in good condition with only a small abrasion on the right side.
Paint and chrome is in very good condition, as are the delicate decals. No dents or cracks. There’s just a little corrosion
on the top tube, but this doesn’t appear to be at all deep. All components work perfectly.
Seat tube c-c: 53.5cm
Seat tube c-t: 55cm
Top tube c-c: 54cm
Head tube: 123mm
Rear spacing: 126mm
Seat tube diameter: 26.8mm
Tubeset: Reynolds 531 & Nervex lugs
BB markings: ‘134829’ ’46’ ’55’