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Major Nichols 'Record' - 1970

Submitted by  Terry Harradine


This frame was given to me by it's original owner,  Mike Hazelwood of the Saracen R.C.  We raced with each other back in the 1960s and 70s.  He had loaned it out in 1977, and only got it back last year. It was in a very sorry state, and it needed a new pair of chain stays before refinishing by Argos Cycles in Bristol.  This was exactly like the original finish, as was my 1973 model 7383.    I rebuilt the bike recently, and am hoping to ride it on the Major Nichols ride out this year.

1970 Major Nichols  "Record"  No.7050    Reynolds 531 DB. throughout.  Zeus front and rear dropouts.  Seat tube 22.5"  C to T,  Top tube  22.25"  C to C,              Wheelbase   39"
Campagnolo  large-flange hubs,  Milremo  "Montreal"  sprint rims  32/32 spokes.
Chainset Campagnolo   52-42 rings  172.5mm cranks with Regina   5 speed  freewheel 14-15-16-17-18-18
Pedals Campagnolo, chrome steel.  Toe clips  Christophe  (Long)
Gears Rear Mech - Campagnolo  Nuovo Record.  Front Mech - Campagnolo.  Record with Campagnolo  braze-on levers with Campagnolo rubber covers 
Brakes Universal  mod 68 side-pull
Stem/Bars Evian (Ambrosio) stem 12.5 cm. with Cinelli 66 bars
Saddle Cinelli  leather covered plastic on Campagnolo twin-bolt  27.2mm seat pin
Extra details Chainstays replaced and refinished by Argos Cycles in Bristol

Major Nichols topeye decoration faithfully reproduced by Argos

Bottom bracket showing cable guides for front changer