Good luck Ollie. If you can pull this one off it´ll be one hell of a track bike. Love old russian bikes.
Thanks for the positive words Nuno.
Also, Scorch, your knowledge is very valuable to me and is appreciated kindly. Thanks.
I have the frame now and it isn't ridiculously heavy. It feels a little bit heavier than Reynolds 531 but not quite as heavy as 501. For the price I payed I am happy. The headset on the frameset seems like it needs new bearings, but just in case it is completely knackered; does anyone know where russian 26mm headsets can be purchased?