Family heirloom this - Dad bought it new in 1983, used it a bit, then it was mothballed with only occasional use.
Few years back we put a set of conti tyres and new tubes on it so it could be used, but really needed a rebuild.
Fast forward to 2009... Ive taken the bike over, and decided its too good to sit in the shed!
Really, it was in excellent condition. I stripped it down, autosol'd all the alloy, steel and chrome, and replaced a few bits.
The seatpost was swapped for a longer one (came with a fluted stump)
Brooks B17 saddle was added...
New ITM bar tape
New cables throughout
New brake blocks
Still awaiting some proper link wires for the brakes, and got some new cable hangers to add
Spec is as it left the factory
Reynolds 531 lugged frame
Campag (943???) mechs, shifters
Maillard hubs, freewheel on weinmann 27x1 1/4 rims
Custom super cranks
Custom stem, poss bar too
Weinmann brake levers and centre pull brakes
So here it is...
Always wanted to be a roadie... Even tho its proper old school I find myself spinning along in a massive gear... Rides sweet as a nut. Centrepulls not too bad either!!
Excuse the tyres, got a set of michelin NOS world tour amberwall to go on but not got round to it yet.
Also got the original esge mudguards but need to source new stays.