Thanks for the compliments chaps, it means a lot when they've come from people who own such great bikes themselves
@Elev12k - You are quite right, a black Rolls would be more appropriate on this build and is something I'm looking to do in the future. I'm reluctant to colour the one currently fitted because it has such a nice patina of it's own.
@Old Ned - I was living in North Dorset when I was a junior and was a member of the Wessex RC. Of course Bournemouth Arrows and Poole Wheelers were the big clubs around here at the time (still are) but I've only loosely stayed in contact with one chap from the Arrows. I may well remember your friend though.
@Mark34 - I remember seeing your mightily impressive collection long before I joined up at Retrobike. I'm certain that your NOS TVT DA7400 planted a seed in my subconscious so that when Mel's frame became availble I simply had to buy it. See,it's all yor fault!
TVT 92 Carbone / 8sp Dura Ace 7402
1980 531sl Stan Pike TT / Super Record
1991 Raleigh Royal 531st
Battaglin Carrera SL / Suntour Superbe Pro
Duell Professional SLX
Merckx Corsa Extra / Dura ace 7402