Ive picked it up and it is exactly what it seems to be........The guy bought it from Fred James in 1989 as a frame and fork......They told him it was a refinished Barry Hoban.....Thrn he bought a full Chorus groupset and built it up.
It has a Reynolds Refinished sticker on the downtube and the lugs lined with gold......Its quite nice, but has a fair bit of surface rust caused by the chap's sweat from his turbo trainer, I reckon.
The bike has done Alpes d'huez with him, and also Etape!!
He has put thousands of miles on it and has now moved to Jamaica.....there is no need for the chap to lie about any of this........I have seen the house that he is selling
The groupset is spot on and complete......down to the hubs and seatpin.
I think I will ride it like this over winter, then a strip down and resto on the frame over the summer when I can ride my Hetchins!
I'll put a couple of Pictures in the road bike section in a bit........