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Major Nichols - 1971

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Terry Harradine

FrameMajor Nicols frame no. 7141 (1971); 22½" seat tube; 22½" top tube; Reynolds 531 DB with Zeus dropouts
WheelsMavic Monthlery rims on Gippiemme hubs 36/36 with Vittoria tubs
ChainsetStronglight 49D 170 cranks with TA 5-pin to 6-bolt adaptor to 53/44 rings
PedalsGippiemme with Christophe long toeclips and Binda straps
GearsCampagnolo Gran Sport front and rear with Campag bar-end levers
BrakesWeinmann 500 sidepull
Stem/BarsPivo 11.5 stem with Fiamme bars
SaddleBrooks on alloy seat pin
ExtrasThis frame is very similar to one I raced in the mid-seventies (No. 7383) though mine had no braze-on fittings. I had another Nichols frame from 1965 but it was too big for me so I swapped it with a good friend for this one. The frame had already been restored as original although I don't think yellow would have been my first choice, but I am used to it now and happy with the way it looks. Most of the equipment I had stored away, only the stem proved to be a problem being a little too short but it is in keeping with the period.
Thanks for reading

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Terry Harradine

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