This is a new build that was put together to promote our business. Spec follows with a collection of photos and some further notes at the bottom of this page.
Harry Quinn was a well known English frame builder based in Liverpool and this is quite an early frame - serial number is Q2630 (circa 1960's). The original paint is quite tired with chips and touch-up spots but it would be a real shame to re-paint this frame and lose all the character. It has been completely cleaned inside and out and the tubing inside is near perfect. It has a very clean look with minimal braze-ons. Three coats of Mer polish have been applied to further protect the original paint. Size is 54cm centre to centre - should suit someone around 5' 8" to 5' 11".
Fork is a Reynolds 531 with a bare metal respray in pastel white. A brand new Tange headset has been fitted. Wheels are custom built by a first class UK builder with ACI double butted stainless steel spokes and top spec Mavic Open Pro rims. Front hub is a brand new (NOS) Campag Veloce (QR - but can be swopped for a bolt on skewer) and the rear is one of our own custom built and polished M756 hubs. Cog is a bolt on polished VeloSolo cog in 17t with 1mm spacer to give a millimeter perfect matching chainline front and rear and a very smooth and near silent drivetrain.
Tyres are top spec brand new Michelin Krylions, very grippy, light and hard wearing. NOS Ambrosio bars are fitted with good forward sweep and quite a deep drop. Stem is a very clean Cinelli XA in a short 90mm length. New Charge bar tape and a polished Specialized lever is fitted to give maximum hand room on the bars. Front brake (no rear) is a NOS polished Campag Centaur. Seatpost is a Campag aero and the Brooks saddle has a lovely history with many miles travelled.
All in all it's a classic looking bike that rides beautifully. Perfect for Sunday rides to the cafe, daily commuting or as a working messenger bike with tons more character than a modern mass market fixie. Weight is a very light sub 18lbs (no pedals fitted). NOW SOLD.
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