Frame & fork ready!
Not overly happy with the blue stripe to rear of the downtube decal:
Camera angle makes wrap-around at rear of seat tube look a bit off, it's barely noticeable really!
Thanks to Gil M for the French 531 decal, not the commonest placement but faithful to the original layout on the frame:
I like these seatstay decals more than the original gold panels, even if once again they've not been printed perfectly:
No chrome on the forks anymore, but I think the decals link them nicely and make the whole frameset look less 'fussy':
Not a view you see very often is it?
The dropouts (shown with a little bit of grease on them from the inserts) are not drilled for axle adjusters... and like most Simplex units have an unthreaded mech hanger, which can be modified for use with mechs other than Simplex. Mick had a Super Record front mech but never got round to upgrading the rear to suit, no doubt due to this hanger:
The BB threads are cleaner than they look, but I'll be cleaning them up a little more before refitting the cups: