An ex V-CC members bike from Lowland Scotland. Refinished nicely by Bob Jackson but not recently and a lucky escape from the scrapman, thanks to an enlightened Local Authority we believe.
The frame in Reynolds 531db tubing is built on beautifully refined Prugnat S series lugs with a cut out on the spearpoint like the S4 but without the head tube windows. The geometry is again typical for the RRS competition machine. A steep seat tube with close tolerances but with some comfort for road racing given by a degree or so of relaxation in the head tube with long distance rides in mind. A full wrapover seatstay, curved reinforced seatstay bridge and a straight chainstay bridge This combination of bridges is typical of his RRS model post 1970. The forks are typical of the period and are topped by what appears to be a heavily reduced Vagner DP+losenge fraise’ crown.
Braze-ons are top tube rear brake cable guides, two sets of bottle cage bosses on down and seat tube, front and rear derailleur guides and stop and uncommonly a chain hanger on the offside seatstay. There are mudguard eyes on the dropouts.
The offside fork blade has a bracket to carry a dynamo. The rider was a member of the V-CC and the CTC and may have had the second bottle cage and the fork bracket added at the time of the refinish by Bob Jackson in its distant past and is in good shape. A light blue flam with a red enamel head tube panel. He obtained the right transfers including the Crown and Shield RRS and white black edged gothic script name spirit quickfix transfers and has nicely lined the lugs in red.
Components (from custodian)
Hubs = Campagnolo Record
Wheels = Mavic 622 x 13 6061 alloy
Headset = Campagnolo
Bars = Cinelli
Brakes levers and Callipers = Shimano 600
Front Derailleur = Campagnolo
Rear Derailleur = Suntour XCE
Shifters = Campagnolo
Seat = San Marco Rolls
Crankset = Shimano 48/38/28