I've had this bike in my cellar for a while. It was given to me by a guy I know who used to race on it but hasn't used it for years; he was clearing out his shed and wanted to give it to me because I "know a bit about bikes".
It was clearly once a very nice bike - I'm still surprised by how light it is. There's a Brooks saddle that came with it that I've removed to rub some Proofide into to see if I can revive it, but I'm not sure if the rest of the bike is worth saving.
All the kit on it is old. While in some respects this is clearly a good thing, it's possible that a lot of it is also therefore knackered. I initially wanted to do a full resto job on it, strip everything back and clean it (the original paintwork is still in pretty good nick so a very detailed clean and polish would suffice) but I haven't got round to it and as it looks like my life may be about to get more complicated (we're planning a family), I'm not sure whether I'll have time or whether it's worth it.
What do you wise chaps think?
...and I've just had a look at the saddle and it doesn't appear to have a stamp on it. Although it's coated in the same fine layer of rust as all the other metal parts, so maybe I just need to get busy with the Brasso...