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1960s colin cape 531 track

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1960s colin cape, silvery paint by joe bell

cinelli steel #18 (madison), cinelli #1 steel road stem, 1950s british 3-speed brake lever

531 fork with double plate crown, campagnolo pista

campagnolo record pista 36h to red label fiamme tubular

campagnolo record pista 36h to red label fiamme tubular

campagnolo record pista 151 BCD, campagnolo pista

ideale swallow, campagnolo record

campagnolo pista, NOS regina oro track chain


bought in rusty condition from hilary stone as a carlton team frame, i later learned (through the help of a few english gentlemen from CR list and CL list) that it is most likely a colin cape of swindon, uk, possibly built by stan pike or wally green (who some think was named harry. go figure). it was identified by the CC stamp on the BB (easily confused with carlton cycles) and the wraparound stays.

a good chain of events put me in posession of a set of original cape decals but i have yet to be able to contact colin himself or any reference of an original cape, so i decided to keep them safe and not install them.

gleaming perfect silver paint by joe bell. although i asked for ice blue. go figure. it had been drilled for front and rear brakes but we filled the rear and reworked the crown a bit so that i could actually run a brake on it. laugh if you must, it's nice to have some help stopping.

the clearances are nuts, so i'm running 19mm tubulars, as anything else will hit the fork crown.

wheels built by wes oishi, initial assembly by eric zimmerman, final assembly by jim at orange 20. special thanks to hilary stone, joe bell, mick butler, soundcycles, wes oishi, eric zimmerman, orange 20, jim and kyle.

it rides very well, quick and comfortable. i'm happy.

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One nice vintage machine, enjoy it often!

I hope you get some conclusive information about it.

So you can fit the decals. But either way it's super nice, congrats


A wonderful find.

- kh


...perfect Bike! My favorite of your bikes!


well done!


That is such a classy looking bike. Do you wear tweed and smoke a pipe while riding it in knickers and knee socks? Cuz I would!

haha, you have a good point

haha, you have a good point there. i think my other bike was so euro that i needed to go completely in the other direction.


my new favorite bike...
happy riding and enjoy it!



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