Hi everyone, I was hoping someone out there may be able to shed some light on the following.
I recently won an eBay auction for a track bike which has Briton Racing Bikes decals on it. The colour scheme suggests an 80s respray (possibly by Briton) but the frame itself would appear to be much older given it has Nervex lugs, a double fork crown and a 26.2mm (approx) seat post size - I'm no expert so any information would be appreciated. The bottom bracket shell is stamped Nervex and has the number 4896, there is a series of other numbers/letters but they are impossible to read! The rear dropouts have been shortened and there is an interesting feature to the seat stay and chain stay bridges, both have been shaped to allow closer clearances for the rear wheel. Overall the bike is very light and rides very well, much better than the modern thing I have now. I'm planning on sympathetically restoring it with some period replacement parts and a suitable colour scheme - suggestions?
Please see the pictures URL attached, any help would be greatly appreciated, if there are any questions that I can answer that would help to ascertain the bikes identity then please do get in touch. For information the seller was from Hampshire and I've asked them for any more details which may help too.
Many thanks in advance!