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Frames and Framebuilding (1970-1979) WITCOMB, Ltd

Old 02-09-20, 10:42 AM
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Yeah an upper end British bike has been on my wish list for a long time and a Witcomb would be on the very top of that list.
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Where J.P. Weigle and a few other great builders got their start.

Now preserved, this one was gifted to me. Arrived in a sad state of condition. Raced on three continents.




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My Witcomb is at Atelier gugie for the full 650b treatment with some racks front and rear.
I can hardly wait to build it up.
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Thanks for posting! Am fond of the Witcomb story since I purchased and have been working, and riding, the frame posted here (wish I knew more about the model and history):
1970 Witcomb rebuild--Suggestions?
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I remember a polite British gent peddling his wares at our bike shop in 1973 or 1974, beautiful lavender Witcomb frame in hand.

Didn't Richard Sachs apprentice with Witcomb at their facility in Connecticut? J. P. Weigle, too?
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Didn't Richard Sachs apprentice with Witcomb at their facility in Connecticut? J. P. Weigle, too?
They apprenticed at Whitcomb England in the early 70's. Their time overlapped in the UK but they didn't start and end at the same time. I don't remember which one was there 1st. They worked together making frames at Witcomb USA. Chris Chance got his start at Witcomb USA after the American business got going.
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