I bought this frame awhile back with the intent of riding it as a fixed gear but I think I am going to have it cold-set and run a modern cassette hub system with sew ups. I know that it was made in the original Condor factory. I still don't know who built it. It was said to be made in 73. I'm trying to track down the builder.
Some suggested Vic Edwards could have built it but I can't get much info. The folks at Condor sent me an e-mail saying records don't go back as far as 73.
Here is the most beautiful set of drop outs I have seen. Look at the nice detail work.
I think yours is way cooler than Mick's!
I'm not sure about the forkcrown: Cinelli did make a lot of patterns, but that one is seldom seen. Could be something from the RonKit catalog, maybe a BCM (bocama) crown that RonKit branded as Milremo.
The name may refer to the race, now discontinued, the Trofeo Angelo Baracchi...google it.
How do you know about the "original Condor" factory part? Condor was a fairly small operation that regularly used outside contract builders, AFAIK. If I had to bet cash money, I'd bet that the person building the show bikes and equivalent was not the person building the fillet brazed ones, but it's hard to determine this kind of thing. It might help to have a SN.
Some of the bikes I've collected: Raleighs ( about 20), Trek ( oldest 1978 770 Columbus tubes), Mercian, Condor, Bob Jackson, Falcon, Holdsworth, Jacques Anquetil, Bianchi, LeMond, Cannondale, Schwinn, Iver Johnson, Dunelt
It came with a drilled plastic saddle - no padding or leather cover. This bike was shown in New York as a 18 pound time trial bike. It has a drilled Zeus crankset and drilled Weinman brakes handles. I can't remember if the Huret Jubilee shifters are original. It may have had Zeus shifters in the beginning.
Do you think the 72 or 73 in the serial number is a the year built? I think mine was at the Feb 1973 bike show.