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 Post subject: Major Nichols
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 6:58 pm 
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:D justs a few pics of a major nichols road bike

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still in it's original finish, with major nichols contrasting lug lining..

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 7:30 pm 
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Lovely! Perfection on wheels. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 7:54 pm 
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What a wonderful, elegant, understated bike.

It has lovely proportions and just enough colour to add a 'Wow'. Those wheels and tyres complete the look of the whole bike.

That is a bike I could spend quite a bit of time admiring.
Is there a story behind it?
How long have you owned it?

David


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:02 pm 
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excellent machine. love the detailing around the seat cluster ...


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Smashing bike by possibly the best builder in the Birmingham area. His bikes were ridden by many major star riders in the 60's and 70's.

Lots of info. here -

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bu ... chols.html


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:31 pm 
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Cossington wrote:
What a wonderful, elegant, understated bike.

It has lovely proportions and just enough colour to add a 'Wow'. Those wheels and tyres complete the look of the whole bike.

That is a bike I could spend quite a bit of time admiring.
Is there a story behind it?
How long have you owned it?

David


Not owned the bike long, been a fan of major nichols work for a while. This one came up for sale so i grab it!

1977 vintage. Frame number 68, matching stamp on the forks.


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:29 pm 
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Lovely!

Don't you dare 'restore' it!!!!

That patina is the mark of memories.......maybe not yours, but someone's......and it deserves to stay. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:09 pm 
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stedlocks wrote:
Lovely!

Don't you dare 'restore' it!!!!

That patina is the mark of memories.......maybe not yours, but someone's......and it deserves to stay. :wink:


No plans to restore it, im a fan of letting a bikes life live on, some cool lining on the lugs of this one. Contrasting red, blue & black. It,ll be a shame to lose it.


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