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Dave Russell - 1972

Owned by: Paul Gittins


Dave Russell 1972; Reynolds 531 DB tubing with 23" seat tube and 21¾" top tube, 15¾" chainstays, 36¾" wheelbase with probably 74 parallel angles.Fork: 531
Early Mavic sprint rims on  Campagnolo Record small flange hubs, 28h with only 'Campagnolo' lettering on barrel
Hub Skewers: early Campagnolo 'Open C' straight QR levers and 'cone' nuts
Spokes: 15/17 double butted tied and soldered, polished 'rustless' type
Tyres: NOS Lion SL21 tubulars
Chainset Campagnolo 177.5 original 151 BCD  with Williams 53 and Campagnolo 46 both cut-away and drilled
Pedals Campagnolo Pista with Cinelli toe-clips and NOS Crono straps
Gears Front - Campagnolo Record early body drilled clamp. Rear Campagnolo Nuovo Record. Regina 13-17 5-speed block, Regina chain
Brakes Universal levers with NOS rubber hoods, Universal 51callipers with drilled arms, Pads NOS red studded
Stem/Bars  Cinelli 1A oval Milan logo stem13.5cm with Cinelli 66-40 shield logo bars and white cloth tape
Saddle Original Black nylon Unica-Nitor on Campagnolo 2-bolt seat pin
Extra details The frame was built by Bill Grey and supplied to me by Dave in 1972.  I raced on it a few times in late '72 and early '73 but in 1973, due to increasing impecunity, I was forced to sell it. The new owner raced it quite successfully (going much faster on it than I would ever have done!) until 1979.  It was resprayed and stored until late 2010 when I discovered it was for sale.  I therefore bought it, along with a load of components that I remembered also being mine in the past, and built it up using as many as I could.

Drilled front derailleur clamp and chainrings

Campag drop-outs and straight QR levers
Drilled Universal 51 callipers