Ray Concar’s MN 7158 19″

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Don’t be fooled by this tiny bike. Major liked small frames. They were strong. This one of Ray’s is no exception. Unlike some of his other smaller frames, this has all of the key features and forks with a cast track fork crown, in Cinelli style which I can’t confirm yet and nice sickle shaped round fork blades with no lamp boss and quite close clearances. The frame has cable guides for bar end shifter use so it is possibly a ladies or shorter rider’s race/ TT machine.

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Prugnat short spear point lugs, curved reinforced seat and chainstay bridges and full wrap-over seatstays. Interestingly there is a single pump peg on the head tube probably for use with a campagnolo accessory to secure the pump. The frame has been refinished in a champagne colour. The rear dropouts are Campagnolo with a long slot. Reynolds 531 DB of course.

On parts Ray has used to refit her, there is a nice Brookes B17 saddle, a TDC Continental ‘S’ headset I think, a GB stem and Maes pattern bars. Weinmann brake levers and front calliper I guess and a Campagnolo clone chainset I havn’t yet placed. Good durable stuff.

Even Major had an odd Cinelli off day and the seat cluster front top lug point is missing a bit of braze… or shot blasting has taken a tiny bite out. Ho hum…

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