It's great when a craftsman gets to see his work again. I'm sure they'd be able to return the frame to its original design and would be grateful for the publicity too.
So, what does it ride like???
I don't think I'll do anything with the frame, just the fittings. The paintwork is virtually perfect after its refurbishment so not worth changing. Pennine get plenty of publicity locally, one of the well known Yorkshire shops, lots of people ride them.
Haven't ridden it yet - apart from a hundred yards or so up the road. The stem is to short for me really and the steering feels a bit strange with the long fork rake compared to my 'tight', more modern frames. However, it should be quite a comfortable ride once I get used to it. I may fit some mudguards and use it in the winter occasionally.
The frame angles could possibly 73/71 but with it having a shortish 22" top tube I'm not sure. The 2 degree difference would make for a longer TT I would have thought.
Not sure about the old style transfers, they could be available. I'd have to get the current ones off somehow though and they are well lacquered over.
The tyres are in amazingly good condition, no sign of perishing or deterioration and they hold their pressure. They'll probably go as spares in due course.
Today is the yesterday of tomorrow.