A lovely early Gillott Spear Point frame built with early Campagnolo Gran Sport.
1949 Gillott Spear Point lugged frame
Period fork and lovely early headset
Campagnolo Gran Sport with early three arm steel crankset. Later chain wheels.
I think German sprint pedals with clips and straps
Campagnolo Gran Sport rear mech and matchbox front. 14/28 freewheel 52/42 chain wheels.
Campagnolo Gran Sport
IlPrimo chrome steel spear lug stem with matching IlPrimo Giro Do Scicilia bars. Tessorex cotton tape.
Campagnolo Gran Sport post with Brooks B19 narrow black saddle
Balilla side pull
Airlite 32 hole front hub with Fiammi sprint rim double butted stainless spokes with alloy nipples. Continental Giro 22mm tub
Airtight rear hub (freewheel or fixed) laced to 40 hole Fiammi rim with double butted stainlessnless spokes with alloy and brass (on drive side) nipples
Frame was restored and modified with brass on gear lever mounts by the famous frame builder LE (Les) Rigden of Brighton. The paint and lining workmanship are remarkable. I found period forks of a very similar design to restore to match. The frame was originally built by Bill
Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.
Current Stage Info:
Drove to Tuscany to ride the 130Km course for LEroica. Lessons: 1. Long drive on your own, 2. need far lower gearing as the hills are not only steep but rough as it gets. 3. Take a bike with decent brakes, it was scuicide down the steep unmade super rutted descents, trying to apply poor brakes when you cant even see the bars for the massive vibration off the corrougations! Killer! 4, not at all sure about cleats as you need your feet out at a moments notice! Yes, i'll do it again but with 36/28 and centre-pulls..
Added by CotswoldPeddlar. Last updated almost 6 years ago.