Listed below are some great retro road frames and parts. I am happy to ship abroard.
I can take payment a number of ways - bank transfer (preferred), Paypal, cheque in GBP, cash sent registered post, Traveller’s cheques in $ etc.
Viewing or personal collection welcomed.
Hilary Stone, Bristol, UK
RALEIGH ILKESTON REYNOLDS 753 TIME TRIAL SPECIAL FRAME 1978
Seat Tube (ctt): 56cm
Top Tube (ctc): 56cm
Rear dropout width: 126mm
Brake drop with 700C wheels: 50/44mm
Tubing: Reynolds 753 metric
Frame number SB1912
Seatpost size: 27.0mm
This was made at the Raleigh Ilkeston plant under the direct supervision of Gerald O’Donovan. Mike Mullett was the foreman in the framebuilding shop when this was built. There are some gorgeous touches such as the slotted bottom bracket and oversize seatstay cap. It is designed for use use with hex nut fitting brakes. The frame appears to be very sound with no dents. It is one of the comparitively rare Time Trial Special frames with drilled and reinforced vertical dropouts -and is built from the lighest version of 753 - the bare frame weighs just 1550g! It has had bottle cage bosses added.
In autumn 1974 Raleigh established a specialist workshop (SBDU) capable of frame building to the very highest standards at Ilkeston in Derbyshire. Frames were built for the Ti-Raleigh continental pro team from the very beginning. They produced the only British frame to ever win the Tour de France (Joop Zoetemelk, 1980). The unit worked with Reynolds in developing Reynolds 753 and the first frames were tested by the Ti-Raleigh team in 1974. Genuine Ilkeston frames can be identified by frame numbers with 1 to approx 9500, prefixed SB. For a company as large as Raleigh, the SBDU was quite an unusual operation. Its production capacity was modest – at a maximum only about 1000 frames or so a year from about four framebuilders. SBDU frames were mostly built in stock designs except for the actual team frames. £225
COUGAR TT LO-PRO FRAME built for Chris Boardman c1991
Seat Tube (ctt): 40cm
Top Tube (ctc): 53cm
Rear dropout width: 130mm
Wheel size: 700C rear, 650C (26in) front
Frame tubing: Unknown
This stunning frame finished in a black with a speckle was built by Cougar Cycles for Chris Boardman to attack several short distance time trial records c1991 before he turned professional. The fairings are not structural - they are probably fibre-glass! In one or two places there are cracks between the tubes and the fairings but nothing at all significant. This frame could be ridden with a suitable length seatpost riders of between about 5ft 6in and 6ft tall - the top top tube length is the important dimension... £195
AIRLITE LARGE FLANGE CONTINENTAL SINGLE FIXED 32/40H on FIAMME SPRINT RIMS (for tubular tyres) Excellent very beautiful wheels, the chrome is superb on both hubs and both rims are very lightly used, the best I have seen for a long time stainless 14/16g spokes 110mm rear OLD Excellent very useable tubs £120
SHIMANO 600 ARABESQUE short-arm rear derailleur very nice 14 GBP
SHIMANO ARABESQUE long-arm rear derailleur **NOS** 19 GBP or very good/excellent used 14 GBP
SHIMANO ARABESQUE front derailleur clip-on **NOS** 15 GBP or used in very good condition 10 GBP
SHIMANO ARABESQUE levers for braze-on mount £6, levers with clip and complete with cable guides etc **NOS** 12 GBP
STURMEY-ARCHER 4-SPEED TRIGGER complete with cable and TT stop, c1948-50 25 GBP SOLD
STURMEY-ARCHER WINGNUTS Excellent condition 30 GBP