It is not often that I get excited these days when I find an old bike. Recently however, the Dump has offered up a nice old Bottecchia Model Special, a lovely Falcon something or other, a clean Dawes Galaxy, another Falcon something or other, a Vitus 979 (believe it or not) and several other lesser bikes including an Allegro, a Giant, a LeMage, a Holdsworth, a Bianchi and a lovely yellow and blue Jeunet. But which one did I get excited about..?
Just picked it up, and I had to pay actual money for the bike, an hour ago. The bicycle is a double top tube rod brake Wondsor Winchester. I love it and a fellow walking down the back lane offered to triple my investment, if I would sell him the bicycle. Not a chance just yet.