....for £90 posted and thus a bargain in itself. It's a 21.75" (57cm) 653 race frameset; very, very nicely built but different from cce's exmple here;
Mine has "capped" seatstays brazed to the lug in the usual style rather than the "shot-in" pattern, plus horizontal Columbus ends rather than vertical ones; in terms of small details it's a much tidier build than my Orbit 531c. Otherwise, details such as pump peg on the head tube, double bottle mounts and lack of a front mech boss are pretty much the same as cce's bike. BB shell is a slotted type with cast-in gear cable guides underneath rather than a rivetted-on plastic guide. Any idea on probable builders? I seem to recall Mike Kowal and Autostrada being mentioned in association with Ribble 653 frames on RB some time ago.
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