Thought I’d start up a thread for this one as it’s pretty special.
24/28” pink and white lo pro, built by Colin Laing in Middlesbrough in the mid 80s for Sandy Gilchrist’s shop up in Edinburgh.
It was raced by Ian Condie as a fixed tt bike. Who sold it to a lad in Shoreditch early last year in pretty exceptional condition. I purchased the frame from him a few months ago and have been planning out the build.
I also spoke to Sandy himself, who had a very similar bike built, and recently found the fork underneath his house when moving! His being Columbus not Reynolds and having curvy tubes, with the same paint scheme/ wheel sizing.
The plan is full Italian components, c record group, ambrosio rims/rear disc and ideally a nice 24” ambrosio disc for the front in the long run (I can dream).
So far I’ve managed to gather:
Will update the thread when I make some progress, any suggestions are welcomed :)
Monostay, cougar fork? And the crazy bb configuration.
This is dreamy! Excited for the build.
That BB wow
Paging @Tijmen to make a tiny frame bag for this.
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Smart :) Bottom bracket is the same as a 1970's MKM Ultimate, with some struts not doing a lot lol
Appreciate the support already, it’s got me really hyped for the build!
I agree, definitely influence taken from the MKM design, apparently the struts were added for stiffness, which makes sense with the addition of the mono-stay.
Some snaps of a few of the bits I’ve gathered already-
I got a loaner bike with a similar bb cluster arrangement when I did my accreditation at meadow bank. Can’t remember if it was a Sticky Fingers Gilchrist or not though.
whoah, wat a beautiful frameset! can't wait to see this finished!
Perfect for bringing 3 Haribo gummy bears as a mid ride snack.
the frameset still available?
Wow that's a beautiful frame! Any updates @fixed_photographer
Couple updates soon, including one very exciting and unexpected 24” sized one on the way from Japan
First update. I have decided on a different set of bars to the original LA84 plan. Picked up these Lovely ITM’s on the bay for a very reasonable price. Think they’ll fit the build much better. Now looking for a 100mm ITM stem with the same grey anodising
After 9 weeks on a cargo ship, 24” Ghibli is finally here… now the task of finding a reasonably priced rear
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