Funny how this discussion never gets concluded - there probably isn't a conclusion, but this is as contentious a subject on this list that it pops up with irregular frequency - or as Chuck would say - Check the Archives !
Anyway - to lighten up the thread. If anyone needs inspiration to restore their *** Flying Scot *** or any other classic machine for that matter, what better than these two ;
You guys must realise by drawing Brian into long wordy replies, you're preventing him from giving me a short speel on his Scot frame :-)
Here is an interesting question - The original "The Flying Scot" downtube transfers / decals were always fitted with the baseline of the lettering running above and along an imaginary centreline on the side of the tube - Brian is one of the few that put the replacement transfers back there (the object is to make the name easily readable from the side of the machine) whereas a lot of "refinishers" just centre the transfer on the tube. Was this by accident or by design - Brian ? Enquiring minds need to know !
Oh and can anyone put a name on the manufacturer of the dropouts on the first Scot (132 N)