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Major Nichols - 1971

Owned by: Terry Harradine

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Frame
Major Nicols frame no. 7141 (1971); 22½" seat tube; 22½" top tube; Reynolds 531 DB with Zeus dropouts
Wheels
Mavic Monthlery rims on Gippiemme hubs 36/36 with Vittoria tubs
Chainset Stronglight 49D 170 cranks with TA 5-pin to 6-bolt adaptor to 53/44 rings
Pedals Gippiemme with Christophe long toeclips and Binda straps
Gears Campagnolo Gran Sport front and rear with Campag bar-end levers
Brakes Weinmann 500 sidepull
Stem/Bars Pivo 11.5 stem with Fiamme bars
Saddle Brooks on alloy seat pin
Extra details This 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.

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Wrapover seat cluster with classic Major Nichols topeye decoration

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Two views of head lugs, also showing cable guides and Campagnolo bar-end levers