Hi again Roadking "Nice isn't she ?"
I am about 90% certain she is a genuine GB, but age, until I get it in my hands, is a guess my friend. Its certainly got certain hallmarks of being an oldie.
Hi Toff, nice to meet you buddy
The front mech appears to have the very long clamping bracket in 1 of the pics I have. IF it is then that puts it 1st gen Nuovo from the late 50's early 60's.
The hubs (especially the rusty front) are spot on for the early steel versions. Seeing the rust is comforting
Rear appears to be the later 60's with oil ring and looks to be LF BUT without the holes ?
Both skewers are campagnolo 60's. Know those pointy ends anywhere (not the rounder versions from later on) Sraight arms on them gives them away aswell.
Primo Extra Giro di Sicilia handlebars also indicate late 50's early 60's
Brookes saddle, campag BB, Fmech, Rmech, Hubs, Patent on the dustcaps. It certainly gives the feel of not being a cheapo slap-together.
I have seen the brake levers before, but twas a while ago & can't remember what they where. VERY excited indeed though my friend even without the lipped 58's, the cranks are likely to be in keeping with the rest of the build. Thanks for the input buddy. Laz
"I'm guessing more that the rims are pre hollow section, but appreciate where you're coming from on the wood". If memory serves me right pre-hollows are late 50's ? and if they are, that will fit in with the rest of the build.
Thanks for ALL the input, "Tis really appreciated
" yours Laz.
PS: here is a blown-up pic of suspect 58 rim