Gentlemen , "I can't thank you all enough for this mogadon of info"
this is what good forums are, 1 guy needs help, many come
All this info now ties into what the seller told me and I can piece together its history and correct dates etc.
This bike has come from 1 guy (too small to ride her) who never rode her, who got it from the original owner. Her condition really is top quality, but moreover she rides like a 753, smooth as silk. The only problem I have now is " I've fall in love with it already "
Bought her for some parts, wheels Mavic501 hubs as NOS on MA40rims, and a white San Marco Rolls saddle. Gave her a test run (fatal I know) and realised she was pure class. Now with this info it looks like she'll have to nestle in along side my others.
Will post some more pics, and perhaps we can discuss her future more (and her past). She has done LEJOG and came with a box of spares (to die for). Whoever owned this liked his bikes and his parts. I guess on this occassion I got real lucky.
Thanks again everyone, yours Laz.
PS: as ever RK, your knowledge belongs in a jar we can all just pick from as & when necessary. Yet again my old friend, that brain of yours lets me fill in the blanks, cheers buddy
PPS: Pigman, "gotta laugh at the whistling forks" how true buddy, how true
My dodgy Geofrey Butler 753 whistled also (same forks). Laz