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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:21 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
Bumped into this today...looks very similar!
https://www.63velo.com/witcomb-lx-profe ... 4594543911


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:49 pm
Posts: 67
Location: Pompey
hamster wrote:
Bumped into this today...looks very similar!
https://www.63velo.com/witcomb-lx-profe ... 4594543911


That is a very close match, what a great spot, really helps out with the sleuthing.

Be interesting to see if I can find some of the decals H Lloyds can normally come up trumps.
Love the faded yellow Nervex sticker

Thanks @Hamster for digging this one out from the depths of the intaweb

Paul


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:36 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
:wink: A pleasure!

Similarly hoping one day to discover if there is a proper model / variant list for my 1979 Witcomb, looks like a typical do-everything clubman machine with mudguard eyes etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:49 pm
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Location: Pompey
Many thanks to everybody who chipped in, gr8 to see some lovely old bikes and components too, with a bit of help and a bit more digging around I can definitely say it is a Witcomb LX Professional, 1958 - 62 era, some more research is needed to try to make use of the serial number and possibly nervex number stamped on the BB.

The wrapover Seat stay is designed to look like a W and is a feature of the LX Professional.

It was in 58 when Stan Brittain completed the TDF and he did it on a Witcomb.

I have posted links showing other Witcombs from the same era with similar stays and lug details.

Velo63 blog
https://www.63velo.com/witcomb-lx-profe ... 4594543911

Lovely Witcomb track bike
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Britis ... 656269.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Witcomb Cycles
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:07 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:37 pm
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You have probably all seen this before, but it is a real gem of a film.

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/wat ... 966-online

Barry Witcomb was doing some work at Colourtech in South London when I had my frame restored a few years ago.


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