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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:12 pm 
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Hi there does anybody have any information on witcomb frames? i have just been given one its purple in colour with campagnolo front mech, any information on quality popularity and value would be great
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:16 pm 
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http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bu ... tcomb.html

Witcomb ending in a b?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:17 pm 
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Hi Shaun

thanks for the information, is the purple version a one off colour scheme or is it one of there main colours, are there many of these frames around?

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Is it really purple, or is it Lilac & Black?

lilac & Black were Witcomb's racing colours.

Witcomb's have a bit of a cult following in SE London - they were made in Deptford until a couple of years ago.

I've got a few of their frames.

Please post a picture of yours.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Here are some pictures of the frame


Last edited by negaultra7 on Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Nice.

That's defo purple, as opposed to Witcomb Lilac.

What are your plans for it?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Not to sure, defiantly going to strip it down and clean it up, see what it comes up like, do you think it's worth much (ie collectable)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:15 pm 
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To be honest, they are 'collectible', but tend not to fetch high prices.

If you are thinking of restoring it, it might be an idea to contact the boys at the Union Cycle Workshop, they do like a Witcomb.

Good look with it.


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I've got somebody interested in buying the frame from me, but I'm not sure what to ask for it, any ideas?
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Try Posting in the "how much it is worth" area :)

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46710

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