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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Haven’t heard of Major Nichols before however this too is also a very plausible builder for the frame

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Nichols[/quote]

That could be very plausible looking at the pic on wiki , still not sure if this bike should be on drops but it’s very comfy to ride with flats ..... some great input on this thread , have to decide what to do with it to preserve it and whether to get it onto drops , looking at the frame it never looks to have had gears down there .


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:07 pm 
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Location: Royal Forest of Dean (Still looking for the Bear !)
Also worth a look here

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bu ... chols.html

And here
https://majornichols.co.uk/



Also have a hop over to here https://majornichols.co.uk/contact-details and drop them a line along with a pic and serial number they should be able to confirm if it is a Major or something else ....perhaps a Mercian as has also been suggested which would be my next port of call.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:36 pm 
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Major Nichols was a frame builder from West Bromwich. His frames were ridden by Ant Taylor, Phil Bayton, Phil Griffiths and other Midland stars in the late 60s early 70s ( and me). You can find out all about him on the Classic Lightweights website.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Some great info there ! Had a read and if it was a major it says it would have a frame number starting MN , had a quick look and it says NERVEX under the bb, also we thought the logo looked like it was a stick over another , I do r think it is , it’s painted on and the bottom part is part of the same logo, I will email that link Retrospud and see if they know what it is with nervex on the bb.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:03 pm 
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What’s directly below NERVEX. Looks like a Wavey line of numbers?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:10 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
What’s directly below NERVEX. Looks like a Wavey line of numbers?

Bloody hell hawk eye!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:20 pm 
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Will take a look in daylight tomorrow , think it’s chipped badly, but should be stamped onto the metal ?


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