i acquired this little beauty through a clubmate, thinking i was just getting an old frameset for a fixie project.
she was needing only new tubs, bar tape and a saddle, but did come with a full set of sprockets and chainrings and a beast of a chainwhip which rescembles some sort of medieval torture instrument.
now road-worthy, she's great to ride, even over long distances. sadly, the chainring bolts have had to be replaced as they rattled out 40 miles from home and she was ridden home with the chainring held on with zipties.
Frame: butted reynolds 531 with bi-laminate (fillet brazing) welding, avant-coureur lugs and wrap-over seat stays.
Fork: double crown steel
Handlebar: maes gb
Bar Tape: brooks leather
Brake Calipers: galli single pivot
Brake Pads: £2 a pair from lbs (like on kids' bikes). they wear out so easily that they won't damage the rim
Chain: british made 3/37"
Cranks: stronglight cottered 165mm
Chainrings: easy change 46, 48 or 50 aluminium
Bottom Bracket: bayliss-wiley
Pedals: chater-lea sprint
Rims: fiamme sprint aluminium
Hubs: bh airlite large flange
Spokes: tied and soldered by reg harris' mechanic
Tyres: vittoria rally tubular
Saddle: brooks b17 special