By way of a bit of fun, as opposed to 'heated oppinions over identifying frames etc' here's something for us to ponder over the next day or so before the new year................ that is if you feel inclined to do so.
Has anyone got any equipment, clothing etc [on topic] that has got some relevent importance, I don't mean rare items but something on the lines of 'once belonged or was used by so and so' ............for example, I believe Dave Marsh has the actual jersey that Tom Simpson died in.
I have a few items of interest perhaps? A Super Record MK2 rear gear, chainset, brakes, and 3 hole wasted band front gear that came off [former GB National Pro road champ] Phil Edwards Moser team bike [circa 1981], I had the complete bike, but sold or swapped various bits.
I also had a 'Bic' silk time trial jersey that belonged to Luis O'cana, brought over to the UK by Barry Hoban, incidently my old boss Steve Woodrup has a post card signed by the GB team, including Tom Simpson, sent the day before he died [again brought over by Barry Hoban]
My most recent acquisition is a very nice customised Brooks Pro saddle, that won the 1967 world amateur road champs for GB, [Graham Webb].
You get the idea................something to do if your'e a bit bored?
Cheers and happy cycling for 2009
Bridgwater. Somerset. UK