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My Custom Witcomb

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Custom built 2006 Witcomb with Reynolds 631 Main triangle/Columbus nivachrome rear. Cicloitalia lugs/ends, Long Shen BB shell

Cinelli Pista 10cm 2A track stem/Cinelli Pista old style crest 39cm bars

Custom flat Zeus crown/Reynolds 631 round blade Witcomb track fork/Campagnolo Super record steel HS

36h 3x Miche Primato/Mavic open pro, Vittoria 23mm Zaffiro. Hopefully to be replaced by some tubular soon.

36h 3x Miche Primato/Mavic open pro, Vittoria 23mm Zaffiro. Hopefully to be replaced by some tubular soon.

1985 Campagnolo 165 Super Record Pista cranks with Gipemme 48t ring on Campagnolo Super Record 109 BB

Currently a Selle Italia Campionissimo saddle on a Campagnolo C-Record aero 27.2 seatpost. Might switch over to a brooks pro.

Campagnolo Pista pedals with Christophe cages/straps. Izumi track racer 1/8th chain

17t EAI cog, Fizik white synthetic perf leather bar tape.

This is the nicest, most amazing bike I have ever ridden. Custom built for me by Barrie Witcomb of Witcomb Cycles in London, UK (the last handbuilder in LDN). From the first time I got on and immediately felt comfortable I knew I made the right decision. It's old school track geometry with a 57cm seat tube and a 56 top tube, with damned near no clearance anywhere (25s are the biggest tires that fit and they have to be "small" 25s). All parts included the bike came out to around the same price as a stock condor pista as well. The only change I'm really thinking about making is switching the saddle to a brown brooks pro and the bar tape to brown brooks leather for that final English flare (email me your opinions [email protected]). On a side note, the fork crown wasn't what I originally ordered but Barrie with his awesome connections managed to score one of the last free Zeus crowns in the world and put it on. All the lugs are undrilled and not cut out for a very plain look. Thanks Barrie for such a fantastic physical memory of a fantastic year in London.

Better pics to come once I score a better camera.

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i almost....

painted my lugs too. nice whip!

NO..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The white is perfect. The whole Brooks thing has been done to death. It's great the way it is... for the love of god, please leave it, leave it..... !

Leave it!

Looks good as is, don't mess with perfection IMO. :>)

beautiful

i saw this bike a while ago, when i was buying my 'noni i was looking at an old whitcomb as well. the 'noni fit me better [read perfect]. hope you like your bike, its lovely.



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