Re: [CR]Date of English Witcomb?


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Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 21:02:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Date of English Witcomb?
To: Ed and Sandy <eestoye@cinci.rr.com>, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <001101c39787$48f300d0$dee8d118@sek2w0j4ah1rjr>


Thanks for the information. I'll send-off an inquiry tomorow. Richard Cielec Chicago

Ed and Sandy <eestoye@cinci.rr.com> wrote: Richard, I received a letter from them dated September 22 so this must be very recent news. I may still try to contact them about getting decals. I the letter, Ernie mentioned that Barry was still working. Ed


----- Original Message -----
From: r cielec
To: Ed and Sandy ; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 11:36 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Date of English Witcomb?


Responding to my S/N inquiry, another lister informed me the shopo closed just this year.

Seems I'm out of luck. Or, in for an adventure.

Richard Chicago

Ed and Sandy wrote: Richard,

I wrote to them at:

Witcomb Cycles 25 Tanners hill London SE8 4PJ

tel: 0208-692 1734 (ext 1) day 0208-303 5492 (late calls)

What model is your bike? size? color?

Mine is a L'Avenir sized 53.5cm ctc. I rode it for the first as a road bike Sunday (had it as a fixed). I prefer the ride over my Raleigh International. Very smooth over the bumps.

I find the clearance is tight between the chainstay and freewheel (lots of marks on the chainstay from wheel removal)

Ed Estoye
Middletown, OH


----- Original Message -----
From: r cielec
To: Ed and Sandy
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Date of English Witcomb?


Ed and Sandy:

Thanks. I didn't know Witcomb was still in business or, at least someone associated with it. Do you have any contact inf! ormation ? Richard Chicago

Ed and Sandy wrote: I would suggest 1974. My Witcomb ser. no. is 1039474 and have confirmation from Ernie (Barry's father) that it was made in 1974 and shipped to Baker's Bikes in Feb. of 1974. I recently had the fork off and noticed that the steering tube was marked Bakers bikes Oct. 1974. I've been told that Witcomb can be contacted by phone or letter. I was quoted a price for all of the transfers at 20 pounds sterling.

The difference in the remaining 5 digits divided by 4yrs suggests about 2500 frames per year. Does this make sense for a small shop production?

Ed Estoye
Middletown, OH


----- Original Message -----
From: "r cielec"
To: "Classic Rendezvous"
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2003 10:41 PM
Subject: [CR]Date of English Witcomb?



> Can anyone suggest possible date of an Engli! sh made Witcomb?
> Underside of BB stamped 2040 578
>
> Thanks
>
> Richard Cielec
> Chicago, Illinois
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