Any info is still info. It would seem Bonavia Cycles never existed then ? You local boys have no memories of it being there, nor any clues that it was ever there ? Hmmmm
Fiks my friend, Thank You for that
I have done extensive research as best I could at the time, and got the impression that the Bonavia was a special bike in that Clive made very few, although he was well known in his day for being a top frame builder.
I thought this post would be as easy as the Raleigh 1, but alas, now I know less than I did before posting LOL
Unless I track down Ross and get him to email me back, then I am absolutely stumped with this 1. Was rather hoping someone would say "Oh ... Bonavia cycles ... that was my LBS".
All of this aside, I rode this bike for quite some time before she got stripped down a second time for the respray (not done yet) and it really was a good ride, unbelievably comfortable, and fast too once you applied some leg juice. Had a 56t fitted to her for about 3 months, and she responded well to it, and handled well to at speed. All in all, she is 1 of my "not going anywhere bikes".
What say ye to that wrap around stay ? Mid 70's, Early 70's ? carlton'esq ? The frame number, a simple hand punched 6 digit affair ? I'm still guessing its a simple date code.
Ah well, the plot thickens. Thanks again guys, appreciate the help. Will let you know what Ross has to say IF he gets back in touch ? Yours Laz.
PS: Does anyone recognise the lugs ? The BB shell with that flattened out area ? Does this frame give away clues, a clueless guy like me cannot see ?