Just joined this forum, some great looking Birds there
I have a fixie Alec Bird track frame (It was very said, see pictures)
The frame was built by Alec for my father when he did some work on his house boat.
It wasnt finished and sat in my dads garage for over 25 years waiting to be finished.
I lost my father in 2004 and only now when my mum started to clean out dads garage (Yes we work slow
) I decided to get the frame finished off.
I took the frame down to Colour Tech in Crayford and Dave at colour Tech had ron cooper finish of the work that Alec Started in the mid-80's
I am going to keep it original but asked Dave and ron to fit it out for a back break (I fell off a fixie and damaged myself very badly).
Anyway yesterday Dave phoned me to say the frame was ready for some paint, so next week I am off to decide what colour to paint it
My dad liked blues and had a lovely blue R.O Harrison when I was a kid, so blue the frame will be.
Dave keeps in touch with Alec, and I recently heard that Alec has been in hospital for a while with heart problems.
He had to be defibulated.
He is now back home, but not 100%.
Alec and Ken's frame building of light weights was superb and there finish were second to none.
Over the time my dad had some quite special bikes (All track fixies).
Here are some of the bike makers dad had.
and the Bird.
I intend to fit the bird with all Campag, but due to a little daughter being born its going to take me a while to get her on the road.
More pictures when I go and choose the blue, and more when finished.
Great thread this