I followed that auction. I think you got a excellent deal with that very nice frame ...and even more because of the panto'ed shifters
Thanks. I thought it may have gone for a bit more than it did. I really like the colour and the full chrome fork. I was surprised by how light it feels too, having never had a lugged steel frame before.
Wow! That's a beautiful frame.
Thanks, I can wait until its fully built to be able to ride it.
On the calliper I can say that you could disassemble it and try to carefully bend it back. Or source another (donor) calliper. They are not that hard to find.
I did disassemble it the other day to clean everything, but didn't try and straighten it. I may mount it and see what it looks like before taking apart again.
The caliper fully disassembled: