Wednesday, April 04, 2007

70s Cecil Walker on ebay

This bike is three years older than my Cecil Walker, and in much better condition, with it's paint and stickers intact.
My, presumably 1981, bike has an investment cast sloping fork crown, and brazed on toptube cable guides but otherwise the two frames could be identical.
While my Cecil Walker showed signs of a hard life before it came to me, this one is a bonafide late 70's time capsule.

Listed on ebay as :
Cecil Walker Professional Road Bike 1978
Item number:130095234055

Campagnolo, Reynolds 531, Haden Lugs,

Cecil Walker Professional Road Racing Bike 1978. Equiped with the highest quality parts available at the time. Frame Number 78046.
Frame size, seat tube 60cms ctc. top tube 57cms ctc.
This bike is in fine original condition having all the hallmarks of quality. Frame colour is metallic Red and is in excellent condition, having only a few minor marks.
Cecil Walker bikes have been built from the 1930's. I think they are still in production. Cecil Walker was a Champion Australian Cyclist who had international success in the 1920's.
Here are the specs.
Reynolds 531 Double Butted Tubing, Haden Lugset..... has the original Haden transfer.
Campagnolo Fork Ends.
Cinelli Alloy Road Bars with old logo, width 38cms ctc. Handlebar tape has been
replaced, brake hoods are also a New Old Stock Era Correct Campagnolo Replacent, as the originals were perished. Cinelli Milano Alloy Stem 115mm ctc. long.
Seat Post Campagnolo 27.2mm original , some scratches, seat is a Cinelli Suede Original and has some wear.
Wheels are Mavic Alloy 36 Holes laced to Campagnolo High Flange Record Hubs, Spokes are Double Butted, all original to this bike. I have fitted a Pair Of New Old Stock D'alessandro era correct singles to these rims.
Original Campagnolo Chainset, 54/44 Rear is
a 5 speed. Rear Derailleur Nuovo Record, front also an original to this bike. Original Campagnolo Friction Gear Levers and Cable Fasteners.
Pedals are Japanese, hard for me to say that, but there you have it,
Seat Binder Bolt is missing.
As you can see, this bike is in fabulous original condition, having been left in this state since new, only the tyres, hoods and bar tape have been replaced, the rest is original to the bike.
This bike would have been on a par with any other imported Colnago or such from the time and was quite a costly investment in it's day.
Your opportunity to add to your collection a high quality complete racing bike from the 70's.

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