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Witcomb L'Avenir Mk.II - 1966

Owned by: Geoff Carter

Witcomb 66 - 1

Frame WITCOMB no 520166.  A 1966 L'Avenir mk. 2 that I've owned since new. It has Reynolds 531 plain gauge tubing and was built by Barrie Witcomb.
Wheels Campag Record Large Flange Q/R with Mavic MA3 rims
Chainset Campagnolo Gran Sport
Pedals Campagnolo Gran Sport with Christophe clips
Gears Campag Nuovo Record front and rear gears
Brakes Mafac Racer
Stem/Bars Ambrosia stem with GB Maes bars
Saddle Brooks Professional
Extra details I bought this frame in 1966 from Witcombs. It was built in Nov 66 by Barry Witcomb. I raced on it in 1967 and 1968 and had it resprayed by Mario Vaz in 2005.

Witcomb 66 - 5
Geoff Carter in action age 16 in Long Eaton Paragon's hilly time trial in March 67, the Witcomb's first outing

Witcomb 66 - 2
L'Avenir seat cluster
Witcomb 66-3
L'Avenir head lugs

Witcomb 66 - 4
Campagnolo drive chain