F.W. Evans Lightweight
I'm new to the forum and joined to get more information and a rough estimted value for a vintage F.W. Evans Lightweight I just aquired.
Frame is smaller... 52-53 cm
Has a hand full of vintage Capagnolo components inluding Headset, shifters, break levers break covers, front hub, cranks and chain rings, Front and Back derailleur, front wheel, seat post. I also need help identify what type of campy this stuff is.
Other components... Phil Wood (very cool no maintanance) rear hub, Modolo breaks, seat is torn but its italian can't remember the name, rear wheel is a mavic rim
Paint is in okay shape... except for one big spot on the top tube... see pictures...
I road it to work today after doing a quick tune, assembly, and quick clean up... rides nice, fast, smooth, quiet... I wish it was big enough for me.
Not sure what to do with this bike... Fix it up further... new seat, chain, take apart and rebuild with what it has, re paint , or tuch up.
Or strip for the components and find the frame a new home since its too small. But seems like a shame to strip it down when it already works together well.
Your comments are greatly appreciated. I've got another projet Zunow I'm going to post as well not sure if this should go in C&V or if there is a better place.
See pics using this link...
Thanks Ian from Fort Collins
No one has any thing to say about this bike? I've been riding it and I like it just a bit small... should I keep it together and fix it up a bit or part it out?
any opinions would be helpful
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
I would treat that frame rust right away. Even if you just use one of the rust converter products it would help. Bike looks like a part out to me, due to the frame condition. I really like the decal work, so I would try to find a way to match and spot paint that top tube. Way too large an area for my usual touch up work.