753 SBDU Grass track bike


Retro Guru
I bought myself a “new” bike a few weeks back. I was going to wait for it to arrive so I can take some better pictures but I’m inpatient and it’s stuck in customs.

753, 53.5 grass track frame factory drilled for a front brake. Sent back to the SBDU factory to get resprayed. Owned by Ken Cowdell who won 5 British track titles on it.

I’ve been looking for an SBDU track frame for years and it’s even better I can ride this (need to get a SR brake set).

Frame: Reynolds 753

Fork: Reynolds 753
Headset: Campagnolo super record strada
Crankset: Campagnolo super record pista 165mm
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo super record titanium pista
Chain: Regina Titanium
Pedals: Campagnolo super record titanium pista
Campagnolo toeclips
Cinelli Binda straps

Handlebars: Cinelli criterium 65-40
Stem: Cinelli 2A 110mm
Saddle: Assos
Seatpost: Campagnolo sr 26.8mm
Rims: Mavic 28H GP4 /
Hubs: Campagnolo sr 28H
Tubulars: Clement grifo


Gold Trader
I'm really not into fixed wheels, but that's beautiful! I've a real soft spot for SBDU bikes.

Old Ned

Old School Grand Master
I've probably seen Ken riding that! Ken was the original owner of Kendell Cycles in Castleford before Gary Proud took it over. Ken was often at the local cafes a year or two back when I was getting out regularly.


Retro Guru
A few pictures at work. Still on the hunt for some brake levers and a front brake. Every bearing is buttery smooth.


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