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 Post subject: Walvale Racer?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:10 pm
Posts: 53
Just got this from Liverpool, there's not much online about Walvale,
I know they were based in the Aintree area (It's on the badge!).

The young couple I bought it from said it had been in the attic for 50 years, the rear derailleur is scribed 'patent 76' so maybe it was more like 40 years.

Nicely equipped for the time I'd say, and a curious orange colour whoch is growing on me.

I'm trying to upload photos but it keeps saying the file is too big.

Anyway, Campag brakes, Nuovo Record gears front and back plus levers Mavic rims at 27 1/4, and Campagnolo Record hubs.
Early Shimano 600 chainset.
Primo Extra Giro d' Italia handlebars.

Serial number is WA90.

Colour and decals look original and in very good order.

Any info.greatly appreciated.

 Post subject: Re: Walvale Racer?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:43 am 

Joined: Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Posts: 2
I've joined this Forum to share info about a bike that belonged to the husband of my cousin, who recently died. It is a Walvale cycle built in 1978 by Norman Roberts. I wish to share the info before I advertise it for sale somewhere. Here are some details I have gleaned about the cycle from a local shop........

WALVALE Classic hand built road bike . Built in 1978 by Norman Roberts.
Walvale 25” Frame and Forks, with Campagnolo Dropouts.
Campagnolo Nouvo Record Gear System.
Campagnolo Headset.
Campagnolo large flange Hubs / Mavic Mach 2 Rims.
SR Royal Chainset
Cinelli Bar and Stem.
Galli Brakes.
Turbo Saddle.

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 Post subject: Re: Walvale Racer?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:40 am 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:42 pm
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Location: West Yorkshire
Nice. Norman was the Walvale builder who later did repairs etc. at C&G Finishes in Liverpool. Sadly passed away a couple or so years ago. If it was 2" smaller I'd be interested myself!

 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:29 am 

Joined: Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Posts: 2
Yesterday I put this Bike up for sale on eBay.
A search for WALVALE 1978 will find it.
6 days left, so get your skates on, if you are interested, guys.

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