A thread for small or obscure hand built frames, built locally, or no longer in existence etc. The Webster's the Wilson's the Stoke's the Selbach's of the world. What constitutes small, you may ask. I'd be more than happy to see something like a "real" Claud Butler. When the man himself was at the helm. Pre 57 I think. But that would be about the limit of the more famous marques. This is not in any way designed to be exclusive, on the contrary. More a celebration of some of the lesser known makers who generally do not receive the wider respect or recognition which befits them.
Anyway here's mine. Early seventies J F Wilson 531 of Sheffield. Built by the man who's name is on the frame. Now how bloody good is that? I'd like to see you find Mr Trek. Wilson's is now run by his son, the family name is still making frames after almost 60 years. http://www.wilsoncycles.co.uk/