[CR]Lamborghini titanium frame..


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From: "Norris Lockley" <Norris.Lockley@btopenworld.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 17:44:18 +0100
Subject: [CR]Lamborghini titanium frame..

I think Richard Sachs was correct in his assessment of this frame, by saying that it is a Speedwell.

I recall some publicity about the machine in England some years ago, but like so many of these publicity stunts the project was short lived. I have a couple of Speedwells and recognise the Lamborghini as a Mark II version due to its slightly bulbous seat-stay top-eyes, and fork crown. The crown also featured on the the Mark I version, but the top-eyes were long and very chamfered. The frames tended to feel quite flexible when ridden hard, and perhaps the beefed up seat-stays were an attempt to add some rigidity. To try to keep a customer happy when I was a little behind in building his new racing frame I lent him a 22" Speedwell Mk I to race on. He brought it back after a couple of races complaining that "...it's like riding a bag of rubber bands!"

As I recall the Mark I version was the one used by Louis Ocana. in the mountain stages of the 1973 Tour de France.

Norris Lockley...Settle Uk