Good sensible price for a serious piece of UK bike history in fair condition...anyone here?
All the best,
It was me what bought it.
I've had to register with retrobike on someone else's PC as my own IP address was blocked due to errors in security thinking that I'd intentionally done some spamming in 2010(absolutely not!!). If you don't see me on this forum due to still being blocked on my own PC, you will see me on retrobike facebook.
The bike is worth it to me. I spoke with DWS in the 1980's about getting a Highpath and didn't take him up on the offer and have regretted it ever since.
Hubs are a masterpiece work of art,and totally functional.
Apart from the cables needing tweaking, bike is totally rideable as it stands. First thing that struck me on riding it was the short virtual top tube length, but that suits me fine.
Even though the seller is the same height as me, the saddle was set too low for my preference. When I set the saddle to my preferred height (straight leg,heel on pedal, slightly bent, ball of foot on pedal) I'm sure I won't be able to easily put my feet down on the ground, so thanks for the lack of normal top tube.
I'm sure I'll be back on this forum somehow to let you all know how I'm getting on. I can't see me having to ask for much advice as the bike is so intuitive for what little maintenance required. Unless I snap the bottom bracket axle (highly unlikely) I can't see me hitting anything I can't fix. I've been fixing bikes for 40 years, and topped this up recently with cytech/DT Swiss certification, so no ignorant butchering from me.
P.S. The 650B wheels are 40 spoke, not 48
P.P.S. Logged on fine on my own PC now.