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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:45 pm 
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On the Witcomb, what is the little 'stud' on the rear of the top of the seat tube and why is there a clamp-on cable stop (the wrong way round) on the chainstay when it already has brazed-on fittings?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:30 pm 
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Are there 2 studs on the seat tube rear? Spare spoke carrier?

Not sure about the extra cable clamp on the chainstay though LOL

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:15 pm 
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It does have two braze-ons on the rear of the seat tube, im thinking maybe for dynamo wires?
It had a front rack attatched with a wired halogen attatched so maybe there was one on the rear aswell (wires were cut)
Also you can see theres a hole under the bottom bracket, this is were it had a modern plastic gear cable guide fitted,so the cables ran underneath rather than use the braze-on guides above?
The cable clamp must of been used rather than the braze-ons also, i removed it when cleaning it up and put it back on the wrong way round :oops: so i dont lose it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:47 pm 
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That Witcomb is a handsome beast.

I think the Motobecane is likely an 80s build as the 70s models had the names stenciled on rather than decals, plus that font just looks newer (unscientific opinion)

Also I see what Shaun was getting at the top of the simplex drop is filed which is odd.

I have the catalog at home so I will check it later


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