I'm restoring this beautiful Ian May 531 racer, which has improved hugely since this terrible photo was taken. New cables, new (old) brake levers, new tape etc.
The main issue I have now (apart from the perished tyres) is the state of the wheels (Campagnolo Record hubs/Mavic rims). The front is out of true, but there's no rust and no missing spokes, so should be fairly straightforward to fix. The rear, however, has several rusty spokes and one missing one. Is this refurbishable, or am I looking at a rebuild? In which case, what kind of costs and does anyone know anyone cheap and good in the Liverpool area?
Sunshine: 1987/88 Ian May 531 racer
Showers: 1990/91 Diamant roadie • Mid-80s dog-ugly Peugeot Premiere
Something to look at: 1951 Claud Butler Olympic Sprint