For Sale Major Nichols 1978 - 23 1/2" 60cm


Dirt Disciple
Reynolds 531 Butted tubes
Forks No. 7850 ‘Reynolds 531 Butted’ stamped on threaded 208mm steerer tube
Original light blue enamel

Decals and transfers –
ST – Reynolds 531 at top below this MAJOR NICHOLS 48 DURBAN RD. SMETHWICK with World Championship rings above and below.
White lettering with black outline
With the exception of the down tube logo, all of the original transfers are damaged. Some rust spots, extensive patina, generally sound - no plans to re-finish.
Double fish tail in white on seat stay caps - caps are not wrapped-over.
No tyre or chainring clearance manipulation (creases) in chainstays.

Size – 60/56 A 60 cm / 23 ½”
B ST C-T 60cm ST C-C 59cm
Angles – HT 72? ST 72? C TT 56cm
F Chainstay 440mm

Prugnat syle lugs with cut outs: lined in Gold, Red and White
Gippiemme dropouts front and rear with gear hanger and adjuster screws
Chainstay bridge - straight
Seatstay bridge - straight reinforced drilled; centre-pull brake cable stop bridge
Braze ons - Over BB front and rear derailleur cable guides; brake cable guides on TT; CS gear cable guide and DT ‘top hat’ bottle cage mounts
Fork crown – slightly sloping crown Cinelli or French Vagner DP (or very similar)
O.L.D. 100 F 126 R

Chainset - TA Cyclotourist T5 170 'W’ British pedal thread – 40/26
RD, FD and Shifters - Shimano Crane, Dura ace - 6 sp 14/28 freewheel: Simplex Retrofriction DT shifters
Brakes - Mafac 2000 CP with Mafac levers
Wheels - 27 x 1 1/4 clincher Mavic rims on Shimano LF hubs: 36h (rear wheel has one broken drive side spoke)
Finishing Kit – Bars 3ttt Competizione Merckx; Stem Cinelli 1A; seat post Campagnolo Super Record fluted single-bolt; Pedals Lyotard 460 Course extra light rat traps with Christophe SS toe clips
Headset - 1" Tange Levin chrome steel
Bottom bracket – Phil Wood 113mm JIS (TA 344 assymetrical BSA (British) threaded)
Saddle – Brooks Swift

£695 Collection Kendal


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