MN 7345 Silver Custom Road Race.


Here is a nice custom generic ‘Record’ from Major’s prime period. Almost certainly she was built for Road Race use despite mudguard eyes on the dropouts.

The Frame

The frame is built on Prugnat long spearpoint lugs that have been drilled and reworked. I still have to be able to name the pattern. The full wrapover seatstay is the long pattern and its topeyes are decorated in black with his double fishtail motif. The seatstay and chainstay bridges are curved and the former is reinforced.

The forks are built on a favourite crown of this time period, the Vagner DP+ Losanges Fraise’. The beautiful sickle shaped blades appear to have a fairly small amount of relief.

The dropouts appear to be the Campagnolo long pattern at the rear.

Braze ons

As is usual on his best frames of this period there are minimal braze ons. Just a BB rear derailleur guide and chainstay stop and a front derailleur DT stop in this case. It maximised choice, flexibility and tube strength.


The frame appears to be in original finish, metallic flamboyant silver. There are red panels with white black edged gothic script on down and top tubs and Durban Road flag and shield transfers on head and seat tubes, the latter panelled by bands. Lug lining is in black, gold and red.

Comment. I can’t remember where I gleaned this one but if the current owner sees this and could send us some more sharper photos it would be much appreciated! And come to one of our rides!





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