i'm selling my ol' T. J. Quick.
This Reynolds 653 bike was hand built by Mr T. J. Quick (previously of Holdsworth; he made the Pro-team frames) in London in 1993. I’m the second owner and its been well loved over the years. Cinelli lugs, chrome and metalic purple paint make it an eye catcher. When parts have failed I’ve tried to use era-specific replacements.
- Cinelli stem
- Ambrosio drop bars
- Campagnolo Chorus 8 speed ergo shifters (hoods in fair cond.)
- Campagnolo Record front mech
- Campagnolo Chorus rear mech
- Campagnolo Omega rims (rear is not holding true)
- Campagnolo Record hubs
- Campagnolo Chorus caliper brakes and blocks
- Campagnolo cables and outers
- Campagnolo Chorus Aero seat post
- Brooks B17 saddle
- Brooks leather bar tape (needs re-wrapping i reckon)
Measures 54cm centre to centre, tho i will double check this to be sure.
I'm 5'6" or so and its a good fit.
There's been some debate in the past whether the groupset IS Chorus or some other obscure set from that era. eitherway its all in good condition and shifts snappy.
Due to the rear rim failing I’m including a whole extra amazing quality Campagnolo Record (?) & Omega Strada late ‘80’s wheelset. These are re-greased, true, great wheels ready to roll (just switch out the cassette). The Omega Strada rims are getting damned hard to find and damned pricey if you find 'em so this is a bargin.
A real beauty; a one-of-a-kind bike for the classic enthusiast or tweed-loving hipster. Its starting to show its age in the paint and needs more love than I have time for so please give it a good home.
currently in sheffield so collection ideal, but can box for courier if needed.
p.s - if i find the sprung drop-out adjusters i'll pop them on or post after.
p.p.s - not splitting.