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F. W. Evans Touring - 1964

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Doug Wagner

FrameF W Evans 'Touring' frame, 1964, built with Reynolds 531 DB tubing. It is a 25 inch frame and the serial number on the B/B appears to be WI 02 or V V I 02. It may also be a 1 instead of an I...(W1 or V V 1)
WheelsArc en Ciel tubular rims with 700 Maillard hubs
ChainsetTA "cyclo-touriste" 46/36
PedalsLyotard 'Berthon' platform pedals
GearsFront Campagnolo with Campagnolo Gran Tourissimo rear
BrakesMafac cantilever with gum hoods not half hoods, which I don't like as well
Stem/BarsGB stem with GB Randonneur bars
HeadsetCampagnolo Nuovo Record
SaddleBrooks B17 N
Extra DetailsBidons are TDF anniversary reproductions. Milremo mudguards. I believe this bike was built in 1960's for a California physician. (Note the lamp bracket on the L fork). It is the companion of the Evans tandem you have already on your site. I bought it as a frame/fork. It is a work in progress: I've tried to find roughly contemporary parts (saddle, stem, bars, cranks, brakes, shifter) and since it has Campy drop-outs I used what might have appealed to a US owner.. a Campagnolo Gran Tourissmo derallieur.(Perhaps an Allvit with a mounting adaptor would be a better shifting choice) I have a set of 27" Weyless wheels/arc en ciel rims that are closer to the timeline and would have been a reasonable upgrade for a USowner. They are not shown in these earlier photos.
Thanks for reading

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Doug Wagner

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