, many thanks all, that's also a pleasing result to get very kind & positive responses. It was a bit of a labour of love and I don't want to see any polish or 2000 grade sandpaper for quite some time! Bike needs riding in properly as it feels like it's been put together by an amateur - oh wait, it has - but what a ride, it's sublime. Light, responsive and very sure-footed. Certainly put a big smile on my face
Anyway, thanks again, I have a new fascination with 70's TT bikes, so bring on more threads with similar bikes including the Emperor - I'll certainly be looking out for it.
Rick Powell 753 Track / Ribble Gran Fondo / Colnago Asso / 1975 Harry Quinn TT / 1990 Concorde Prelude / Vitus 992 / Keith Coppell Lo-Pro / 1986 KAS Vitus 979 / 1995 Mercian Strada Speciale / 2011 Raleigh GAC Militis 3 ex Graham Briggs / 1995 Ribble 7005 / 1986 Alan Super Record / 1985 MK1 Vitus 979 /
On the bench: Sirius 853 TT / Sun Solo Chrome / Ciocc Designer 84 / Giant TCR0 Pro Compact / Ribble 653 Tourer / Daccordi Lo-Pro / Look KG96 / Bottecchia Equipe / Look KG231 Credit Agricole / Contini Grand Prix / Aende Lo-Pro / TVT / Langdale 653 Pursuit /