Here are pics of the custom built Arthur Caygill Artisan touring bike I dug out of storage last weekend:
There are some very bad photos on the CR site of the frameset when I first received it circa 2001. Fortunately, my photography skills have improved at least a little thanks to significant practice with the digital camera I bought from the Omnipotent Listmeister.
This frame was built to order by Richard Kent, who was then head builder at Caygill's. At the time they sold a wide range of bike and componets, mo stly carbon or TIGed Al, but the Artisan model was a full custom, usually l ugged or fillet brazed steel.
This frame is 531 ST (Special Tourist), lug pattern chosen from several o ffered, or I could have specified my own pattern. Chromed head lugs and fork crown and half chromed forks and stays. Extended headtube, brazeon pivots for Mafac Competitions.
The chromed steel front and rear racks were custom built by Richard for the frame. The rear currently carries a Carradice shopper pannier on one si de and carradice Super C on the other.
TA triple cranks, TA track pedals, ALE gold anodized toeclips. Simplex S LJ triple FD, Campy Rally RD. Simplex Retrofriction DT shifters. Ambr osio Gentleman rims on Phil Wood hubs. GB "map of Britain" randonneur ba rs with GB Biba stem. Simplex A9 HS, American Classic (Weyless) post. Br ooks Swift Ti saddle in British Racing Green.
Also shown it the lighting system with which I cataloged my problems in a r ecent thread, and finally solved, thanks to help from Peter White. Busch & Muller 6 volt dynamo, B&M Lumotec front light and DToplight rear, both w ith Standlight, which charges a capacitor to light an LED when the bike is not moving.
Hopefully Dale can replace those horrible earlier phots I took with these.
Big Spring, Texas, USA