I think my Witcomb is a '73 or '74 and its serial number is 1065378. Actually, the last digit isn't so clear. Go to this URL and scroll down:
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British/Witcomb_UK_FR.htm Actually, you'll notice that all the digits are a bit vague, although only the final digit is nearly illegible.
Now, without the emoticons (or other hints) I'm certain what you were trying to say there just before signing off. :-D I will say that somewhat less cleanup time went into the Witcomb than went into the Sachs, but if you look closely (including inside the BB shell) you can see a distant "family relationship." And only the utmost respect is meant to both parties...
I will tell you that both the R. Sachs and the Witcomb frames were purchased second hand, and I've never regretted a single penny spent on either bicycle. In fact, quite the opposite!
Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)
> Earlier this afternoon, a recent purchase arrived: A 57 cm
\r?\n> Witcomb frameset, with a 531 sticker (lovingly preserved,
\r?\n> along with part o
\r?\n> a "custom built" sticker, through foolish use of what appears
\r?\n> to be clear
\r?\n> packing tape). SunTour dropouts. I'll post some pictures
\r?\n> somewhere when I
\r?\n> manage to take one or two or twenty. Seller expressed no
\r?\n> knowledge of its
\r?\n> age. Seller also managed to apply some masking tape directly
\r?\n> to portions of
\r?\n> the top tube when wrapping it up -- aaarrrhhggghh.
\r?\n> To pin age down further without waiting to call the Witcomb
\r?\n> shop in the
\r?\n> morning, does anyone on-list know enough of Witcomb serial
\r?\n> numbers to
\r?\n> decipher "926772" Your assistance is much appreciated!
\r?\n> NO -- I am NOT kidding myself regarding any currently
\r?\n> CT-based builders.
\r?\n> Sheesh. Witcomb is still churning out steel, and I think this
\r?\n> frame's been
\r?\n> around the sun enough times. Besides, I believe that eRichie,
\r?\n> at least, has
\r?\n> written of developing his philosophy and wicked-sharp skills
\r?\n> at Witcomb USA
\r?\n> -- so those are just beater, leave it out in the rain bikes
\r?\n> anyway, right?
\r?\n> Dan "no respect, no emoticons" Kehew
\r?\n> Davis "no sun" CA