Old Ned wrote:
Looks nice, is there any head badge or similar to show which address it was built at? Willi had at least 3 over the years so this could help date it.
Hi Old Ned. I'd read your very useful comments on a previous topic about the history of Willi Moore, so was tempted to ask you for more info.
There's nothing on the head tube. Overall, there are only three sets of stickers:
1) Black Willi Moore logo on the top tube
2) Red to Yellow fade stripes on top tube and downtube
3) Lovely gold/black/red diamond patterns on downtube and fork blades
The only markings are a 5 digit number stamped onto the BB shell. I can't even be certain who made this - it could be that Willi Moore modified it and resprayed it himself. The double eyelet Campag dropouts and dynamo light/cable fittings make it seem, in my view, a one-off ? The odd combination of stickers makes it seem almost like someone's home-built project. If that's the case, they were bloody good !
I've yet to see any photos of other Willi Moore frames, so I don't actually know what to expect or look for. I guess there weren't that many made ?
Willi Moore Tourer 531c / Record (~1985) | Dawes Edge XT (1994)
MBK SuperPro (2002) | Dave Hinde Airplane (2003)
Reise Und Muller Birdy (2007) | Cove Stiffee (2009)
Dawes Jackal (1988) - Sold | Kona Explosif (1989) - Stolen
Dawes Stratos (1991) -Sold | GIOS Compact Pro (1993) - Sold
Trek 8500 (2001) - Sold