Matt, that is, to coin a phrase, " a right touch my son"!
i'm really pleased for you, excellent news indeed!
i've been wondering why you have heard from Cyfac and I haven't.
Well, the evil mail marshall at work has quarantined my email as it does not relate to business, so a second email is being sent.
I'll post more if I have good news, if not then I may just slink away and cry.....
I do have three frames to ask them about, just got to get into the loft to get the frame numbers, so I have my fingers crossed! I don't recall any letters on the BB shells though......not as lucky as you!
Have you seen Graham Watson's excellent book "Tour de France and it's Heroes"?
The big cover photo is of Fignon and the tyres do look suspiciously like clinchers, no sign of any tub base tape.
If you search the portfolio under galleries on Graham's website you'll find the picture, Fignon in yellow suffering round a corner as he climbs.
I did ask Desmondo if he would sell his LF stamped frame (I wanted the forks!), he decided not to talk to me any more!
Bodie, I need some of your rage.
Uphill in the big ring? I'm afraid that option went 20 years ago with all of my youthful power!
Mind you, like the middle-aged fool that I am, I'm going for 180mm cranks and 54/39 chainrings!
Perhaps we should start a special section for owners of Super U/Castorama rides?
We could run our own sportive - 5 riders, 30 miles, two cake stops!
In Fignon's book, there is a section about Hi-Lites and the benefit they gave him in the wet, so the team definitely tried them.
Were the frame numbers 6 digit? I would be surprised if the frame you pictured in the post with the Cinelli bbkt and 8mm hole isn't cyfac. Raleigh never to my knowledge used that shell.
Do you have decal recommendations? I need a set to sent to Cyfac, and they need to be good!!
Three frames - where's the pics!!