Old Ned wrote:
I reckon that's a good price for it. My neighbour has a '51 model which the local 'experts' (bike jumble stallholders etc.) have valued at £15-20. Trouble is it's only a 22" at most so much to small for me.
He's just given it to me as he was tripping over it in his garage. It'll need quite a bit of TLC (and money!) to get it going again. I'll need a lot of 50's stuff (Simplex TDF or Benelux gears, Williams chainset - or TA?, Brooks saddle etc.) and a period respray. Oh, and I think the seatpin and stem are really well stuck in! Pity really as the stem and bars are original early GB. Already has early GB Hiduminium brake stirrups and levers - and the wheels are completely shot!
Even after all that it'll still be to small
Today is the yesterday of tomorrow.