...thanks guys, glad you like the bike
Not strictly retro purist but the frame, forks, headset, seat post and maybe saddle are all from the same era. Frame's also got it's original paint too which is why it looks a little tatty close up
Fuquays don't have the neatest welding ever but they last well and have great handling. As part of the custom spec I had crudcatcher and chainsuck plate bosses put on mine.
One of my mates had an earlier Fuquay with fillet brazed joints (one of the first frames Greg sold in the UK); it looked really smooooth, although it would have put the weight up a bit. My frame clocks in at spot on 4lb.
Good to hear the forks are working as they should be! I'll see how they ride at the weekend, I tend to run my forks fairly soft although it looks like that's going to mean they bottom out regularly.
Any other owners know how long it takes for the bushes to start to wear out? (DIY option sounds hopefull as I'm fairly sure spares are going to be hard to find)