An interesting frame I think from 1979 still in its original paint. It’s seen a few miles but is straight and the threads etc are good. I bought it ages ago mostly complete from a retired chap who had it hanging in his garage for years with an idea to build it up singlespeed with period bits (mostly because of that original nicely worn paint). But, in honesty, it’s a bit small for me and I’ve got too many projects moving far too slowly as it is anyway.
It’s full Reynolds 531 and has Campagnolo dropouts front and rear, plus Campag-stamped cable guides. The cut out bottom bracket is stamped with ‘W’ serial number, which indicates it was built in the Worksop Carlton factory in 1979 (happy to be corrected if anyone knows better).
Paint is far from perfect but has loads of character and most decals are still nice and legible. The original dealer sticker is also just about present; it was supplied by Macdonald Cycles in Edinburgh (which is still there by the looks of it and with the same phone number!). Some might say it needs a repaint but personally I think with details like this it would be a crime.
Frame takes 700c wheels and measures 58 centre-to-centre (seat tube) and 57 c-to-c (top tube). Shout if you want any more measurements or details. Pictures:
Would like £100 but will listen to offers. Collection Richmond evenings or weekends or may post if I can pack it well. There's also a good chance I'll be at Herne Hill this weekend. Dibs plus PM please if interested.
Bump. I wish I needed this, it could be lovely.
Hey. Would you sell just the forks?
Hi is this still for sale?
Hi. A few people interested but no dibs yet...
Dibs pending PM questions
what threads is it for BB and headset?
This is a really nice frame...
I have had several (yeah, I know, sorry...) SB frames as well as a W one like this, and this frame has many of the best features of the SB frames - overlapping seat stay tops etc...
I rather fear if it is not sold I may need to buy it!
so so nice, would snap this up if it was my size. great price!
have to add...this is a peach...great price for a really nicely patinated piece of history...someone snap this up...
Very nice! Similar to mine, but mine doesnt have the lug cut outs like yours :-(
would like to see yours built up, you gona put a thread up of the build?
Ok so this is still available after a change of heart by Dick, no longer dibsed...
Sorry rat-racer :(
Really is an incredible frame at an incredible price, just not what i need in my life right now
ahhhh i wish this was smaller!
Dibs. Will PM.
Nice ride. Good luck :)
Dibs please... Go on then!
Has this been bought? Might be interested in a project, this looks lovely
I dibs'd it yesterday and pm'd but haven't heard back yet...
If you two are the queue, I'll put myself at 3rd dibs. If that's allowed.
Sorry for the radio silence - big day at work yesterday. Have a mix of PMs to go through to work out who actually got to this first! Might have to think about how to do this fairly too as I think Matt dibbed first in the thread but wasn't first with the PM. I'll be in touch with everyone directly later.
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