Hope you don't mind me following-up this thread. Happy to start new one if needed.
I've literally just picked up one of these from my cousin "up north" yesterday. It's been unused for years and as he knows I love building bikes, he suggested I take it away and give it a refurb'.
Many thanks for that. Again, very much appreciated feedback. I have to be honest, I just love this one. Done a few builds of my own, but this one is just great. Can't wait for a weekend ride!!
Many thanks. Feedback much appreciated.
I confess to not seeing any 531 markings on the steerer tube, and I did not see the frame after it was taken back to bare metal, so for now, it's a 531. Next time I have the forks out, I'll have a closer look.
One thing I did find in the...
It took a while, so apologies.
I got it resprayed and built it up out of period(ish) parts. French parts where I could. I built it single-speed as living near to London, there's plenty of flat to ride on and these builds are, "simple".
I replaced the Mafac brake levers I had with Weinmann...
Hi, yep I think I owe you 50p. I don't have too many spare bottom brackets and I had assumed this would be a French thread for the BB. Looks like your steer toward "BSA" is correct.
The cups I removed from an alleged Claud Butler I had , had a Bayliss Wiley cup on the LH side (other than...
Hey, many thanks gents. Very much appreciated.
I was just looking for a cheap frame to move a load of late '70s kit onto (including Normandy hubs), but it was never going to be that straightforward was it ;) This project will take me a bit longer than I originally thought.
The bottom bracket...
Hi, picked this frame up for a Winter build project.
It's a Bernard Carre frame and despite the paint being very rough, the frame and forks look sound.
I'm not looking to undertake a full Bernard Carre restoration, rather, I'd get the frame re-sprayed and build it up with approx. period...
Hi All. Happy 2022!
I'm Woking, Surrey based and quite often ride Box Hill and the Surrey Downs. I'm actually wedded to early '90s steel road bikes ('94 Pinarello Treviso, '93 Eddy Merckx Strada, 1990 Bob Griffin 531 - I love 'em), but I have an old Holdsworth I purchased secondhand and...