Sinnerman words were hard to find when i saw your build whilst browsing last night and am in total awe at the love you have shown the build not least the time and patience given to building wot can only be decribed as a piece of art, in fact it was your bike that and another shown on your thread that gave me piece of mind over the internal cable route shown on my frame,, odball to me as ive only seen this on kleins and isnt something im familiar with. ive got the frame number as best as i can tell through the thicknes of the paint it reads LL 90108 ? not sure if thats any help ?
Thanks Painter, but SERIOUSLY, you can do this, SAVE IT, thankfully lots of people of late have taken up the mantle with old british steel, and have started to realise as a country of renowned quality frame builders we were doing our bit too, and all this stuff is here, we don't have to wait for that semi-mass produced handbuilt American bike to arrive from the states and pay custom charges and inflated prices etc etc.
There are plenty of examples, Neil has been "RAPIDLY" making his contribution with his Roberts/Lloyd/Yates etc, Adrian had a go at the Formula, and has a few sexy projects on the go with the Swallow and his D.O.N.K.I.S N.O.B, Gio has sum very sexy secret projects on the down low too, not to mention many other fellas here that rarely post.
Im Buzzing over it all, at last People have started to pay sum attention and give these Quality frame builders "on our Doorstep" and they are getting some much needed recognition"....
You have a Handbuilt 753A.T.B frameset that is worth repairing and refinishing, how you build it it up to you, but you have the fundamental basics already, frame, fork, headset chainset.
I cant encourage you enough....
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