Jeremy’s Olympic cycle

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Hi all, this is my Olympic.

I understand from yourselves, although I have lost your email response, that it was built in 1984 (frame number 94084, builder number 4), for a cycle shop on a posh road in central London.

I purchased it in Cobham, Surrey, from the family of the owner, who had sadly passed away. He was a very keen cyclist, as he had been a former president of the Cyclist’s Touring Club. It is in great condition, with the only issue being the touch up of the few scratches being done in black, not in the original colour.

It was set up as a fixed gear, with Araya rims, and DuraAce track hubs, but over the last 12 months I have put a TA Specialities triple on it (52, 42, 36), and a Campagnolo set up (currently 9 speed with Chorus hubs and Mavic Open Pro rims). It had an Aero Seatpost, partially painted black, with the Miche logo, which I have swapped out, but I have left the matching black Tange headset in place.

The mudguards are Bluemels All Rounders, which set it off quite nicely.

The Campagnolo cables are white – to go with the pinstriping.

The brakes have had to be Shimano, as the frame was presumably built for 27 inch wheels, and Campagnolo do not do ‘long drop’ brakes.

This photo was taken about 9.30pm, in fading light, just before I took it out for a shake down ride. I thought I better take a picture before it got all mucky, as this bike is going to be ridden.

I have a modern stem on it at the moment, but I will put a Cinelli quill stem on it, once I have worked out what length of stem I need to feel comfortable.

ps. It rides very nicely. It feels light, assured and stable, yet racy in the steering.


Thank you Jeremy for the bike picture and details.

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