Sandy Gilchrist 753 fixed tt/track lo pro

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  • 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:

    • La84 bullhorn bars - 42
    • C record pista crankset 165mm
    • Ambrosio Aerodynamic 24” rim 28h
    • Vittoria tubs
    • Benotto white tape

    Will update the thread when I make some progress, any suggestions are welcomed :)


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  • Monostay, cougar fork? And the crazy bb configuration.


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  • 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-


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  • 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


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