Currently restoring a 'Highpath' - actually the No 1 Highpath built by Dave Wrath-Sharman, so I suppose I must qualify as a retro sort of a guy.
Pete aka somerled
The Highpath is a wonderful find, and you deserve to be congratulated for saving it from being scrapped.
The Information that this is the first Highpath that David Wrath-Sharman built is incorrect. David's first bikes featuring the Highpath name were originally made by Cleland Cycles, bought by David, improved and then re-labeled as Highpaths. The first original Highpath was made for James Walters in December 1985, and is currently owned by Steve Chantler.
BitD, I took dated and annotated photos and also kept a diary with references to David's bikes as they were developed and tested on the Guildford rides. I may have a photo of this actual bike or at least a similar machine. The design of the hub brakes would date it to about 1988.
It is indeed a wonderful find,