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Old 02-13-21, 04:19 PM
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And I have this, unfortunately it was damaged in shipping and as I was/am sick about it, it has been languishing since it came long ago now.

Its one of 6 Pro's that I have, 2 completes and 4 frames in varying states of sadness, the other complete is a 77 in pretty good shape so I have a fastback and a later one too.

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The important thing is that the flame isn't hot enough to hurt the steel frame, right? Gotta get your priorities straight.
yep, what was i thinking!!?
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Old 02-13-21, 06:03 PM
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c. Butler.
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Old 02-13-21, 06:20 PM
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c. Butler.
Thatís a beauty. And check out that fork rake.
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My 71 Bob Jackson - Still a work in progress, but it's getting close to what I want. This was in the middle of the 40 mile check out ride of the Triple and the SOMA long cage on the NR derailleur. The set up worked really well. still a few small adjustments required. I'm hoping to try some real climbing tomorrow.
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Old 02-14-21, 01:23 PM
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I've had quite a few British bikes. I like the quirkiness of French bikes and the often over-the-top flamboyance of the Brits. The two I've held onto through an absolute ton of herd thinning over the years are these...

1946 Hobbs of Barbican Superbe


1971 Raleigh International
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Old 02-14-21, 01:29 PM
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My current favorite British bike is this Roy Thame. Perfect for the light touring mrs non-fixie and I like to do.




A planned future favorite is this Raleigh Super Course:

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Have I got a Falcon?
Here is my original thread on this frame. I thought it was a Falcon because of the wrap around seat stays, and the only decals on it were the Reynolds 531c, as you can see in the photos from the original post. I bought it painted this color, and do not know if it is original paint.
If you follow the thread, you can see how I figured out what it was and when it was made. Along with the serial #, my frame has "DC" stamped on the bottom bracket, and the attached information from Richard Sachs' website has a photo of David Cotton, from Sachs' days as an apprentice at Witcomb in 1973.
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Old 02-14-21, 03:35 PM
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My 1973 MKM. The black thing sticking up from the brake lever is my Rhode Gear mirror. The orange thing on the rack is my lock.
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Old 02-14-21, 03:47 PM
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3 Brits in my group
Holdsworth Special, rebranded as an Irish Harding.
Falcon
Carlton Criterium





Carlton was an impulsive buy and will be a Spring day in th garage workshop clean and re-lube.

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Old 02-14-21, 10:31 PM
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They do look similar. Mine did have the chrome rear triangle and fork but the chrome was beyond saving so I had them paint over it. It had just a drive side shifter so I had it changed to accept Campag on both sides. The fork is Accles & Pollock and is stamped with the same serial as the bb which is 95112 with a 7 under it. Here's a video one of our bf member @jjhabbs made of the bike. His own collection is amazing.https://youtu.be/4OSjn4tx6jU
Have we figured out what brand bicycle that is? People are still guessing on the comment section of the video.

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Have we figured out what brand bicycle that is? People are still guessing on the comment section of the video.

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No closer to identifying it, even with good suggestions from several people. If someone could recognize the serial number pattern,, that would clinch it. It's 95112 with a 7 under it.
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My 1971 Robin Hood Sports Model and my 1979 Raleigh DL1. I've had many more including a Birmingham Sun Cresta. but they have all sold quickly in the past year.


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2 Raleigh Sports and a Competition



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1974 Norman Fay

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Old 02-17-21, 03:18 PM
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Carlton was an impulsive buy and will be a Spring day in th garage workshop clean and re-lube.
I really like the look of that Carlton. It looks "just right". Looking forward to a ride report.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
I really like the look of that Carlton. It looks "just right". Looking forward to a ride report.

...and i'll be looking for a backdrop as photographically exquisite as where you placed the Roy Thame.
Cheers on that pic (and bike+accessories).

edit: I almost bought a Pegoretti Great Googlee Moogolee - mostly because of a classic mosaic that was the backdrop.. An online pic I never screen captured. Unfortunately, the practical me didn't fork out the $$$, investment opportunity lost.

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...and i'll be looking for a backdrop as photographically exquisite as where you placed the Roy Thame.
Cheers on that pic (and bike+accessories).
Thank you! I have another version of that portrait which I like even better, but shows less of the bike:



BTW, it is the former train station of Ospedaletti Ligure, between San Remo and Monaco. The lengths I go to to find a decent background for my bike pics .....
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Carlton tentatively identified as a Team BMB from 1967
Good bike
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My resto-modded 1982 Mercian Olympic..a work in progress

It was sent to Franklin Frames,where Jack added downtube shifter braze-ons and aligned the frame after setting it to 130mm. Colour is polo green with a cream head tube. I asked Jack to just replace the Reynolds frame decal. i added a head badge from Mercian,in place of the headtube decal.

prior build before sending it off to Franklin Frames
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Witcomb cycles 531 touring bike 27inch (69cm) frame

Great vintage bike but couldn't upload photo due to antiquated rules in place on this forum. I like vintage bikes but not vintage web forums. Cheerio.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
3 Brits in my group
Holdsworth Special, rebranded as an Irish Harding.
Falcon
Carlton Criterium





Carlton was an impulsive buy and will be a Spring day in th garage workshop clean and re-lube.
That falcon is a beauty I may steal some styling ideas and colours.
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Great vintage bike but couldn't upload photo due to antiquated rules in place on this forum. I like vintage bikes but not vintage web forums. Cheerio.
Suit yourself, the 10 post thing is an anti spam measure that serves us very well.

We're glad you found us and encourage you to hang around, 5 posts X 2 days is a very small inconvenience to join the party.

Your pics may have gone to a gallery and might get merged here.
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I have two British bikes that I plan on rebuilding: a 1958 Claud Butler Jubilee and a 1971 Witcomb. The Witcomb is all campy. I plan on doing a resto mod on the Claud Butler with a mix of parts, some from the 50s and some from the 60s.


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Dunno how I missed this, these have all graced screens numerous times.


Clockwise from top: 1987 Mercian Professional, 1971 Raleigh International, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mk I

I had a small fleet of 3-speeds, now down to two. Neither very active. Apologies for the crummy focus.

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