a while ago and decided I'd build another track bike...
Picked up this mystery frame:
After a bit of detective work it turned it to be a Petrus, built in Melbourne sometime pre-1979 by Peter Brotherton, who was a former UK Olympic track cyclist. 531 main tubes, Columbus stays and fork, tange BB; very few produced so no serial number.
This is the guy that built it, in the 50s when he was on Raleigh:
Unfortunately...I'd built it by that stage and guessed it to be somewhat more modern than it is. I went for more of a late 80s-early 90s spec. Wolber Profil TX hard ano on Dura-Ace 7500 hi-flange hubs, 7600 Dura-Ace crankset with a Campagnolo BB (ISO cranks), Thomson post that came with the frame, Tange Levin alloy headset, Nitto bar and stem, Flite 1991, Kyokuto Ace pedals for pics. The paint is as received for now, its not original but not too knocked about; Cyclomondo Greg is working on some Petrus decal art so when thats done I will respray in the pale metallic gold lurking under the purple (its a bit of a Violet Crumbler right now!)
Ideally I would like a 600 Aero seatpost (26.6) and some 7500 cranks. I have a HKK Vertex Silver chain coming to replace that ugly KMC.
Love the way it rides, aggressive but quite livable.