Bought the frame on ebay, after some thorough investigation and with the help of Ron Cooper (RIP) Chas came forward and said he'd built it... Reamed out siezed seatpost, removed siezed BB/Shifter band/front mech cleaned up the worst of the rust and built with an unholy mix of vintage kit. Being a TT frame there's front mech cable routing so a cable stop was bodged. The wheelbase is insanely short and there's more toeverlap than my tarck bike. Angles are steep too so you have to concentrate on steep descents, but I'm really loving it.
Chas Roberts Custom 531 TT frame with the most Drilliumed BB I've ever seen. Pierced Nervex lugs
Batavus Pro (Columbus SL) Hatta Swan (ISO)
Ofmega Chainset / Tange Levin
MKS GR-9 + All City Nylon Clips & Errebi Sprint Straps
Maillard 700 Compact (14-19) 6-speed freewheel, SR Drillium Chainring, Regina chain
Dura Ace AX rear, Huret Eco front, Campag Record D/T shifters
3TTT Competizione TdF Bars, 120mm ITM stem (Ex Raleigh Banana Team Bike), Deda Perforated Tape
SR / Turbo
Universal 66 levers, Galli Calipers
Mavic Cosmic / Vittoria Rally
Mavic GP4 (32H) Zeus Hub Zeus QR with Milremo plastic covers
Reg Bottle Cage, 2x spare tubs under saddle
Don't worry the Cosmic's only there for the laughs, I also have the front
Added by RVL. Last updated almost 9 years ago.
As of almost 9 years ago, RVL has indicated that they no longer own this bike.