531 pro wrote:
I applaud you and everything you stand for! This is fantastic, what a find.
Quite tempted now to turn my 753 Perthus into an ANC replica. Looks great. What's happened to Joey McLoughlin himself I wonder? He seems to have disappeared. I remember seeing him in the Milk Race in the late 80's.
I take it you've seen Adrian Timmis' ANC race bike elsewhere on here (and the web)? What happened to all the others?
Yes seen Adrian's its a very classic & rare bike, mine is exactly the same dating from 1997 (its date stamped on the BB shell). Looking at old video's its not the bike he won the 1997 Kellogs tour on as that had full rear chrome stays and a Cinelli iA stem.
My mate told me that when he bought it Terry told him it had been the bike built for the Tour that Joey had to pull out of prior due to a knee injury. As its the exact spec (based on photo's of Adrian & Malcolm's etc) this may be true, plus at the time of my mate buying it was in mint condition, so clearly had very little use.
The only other ANC team bike I know of is Paul Watson's, given the number of bikes god knows what happened to them all.
Having looked in detail at the frame and Adrian's they appear to be exactly the same as the 753 Perthus Pro except ours have the number plate boss, plus a few specific sponsors decals, so you could easily put a replica together. Only thing you cannot get your hands on are the orange Turbo saddles.