Old 11-26-21, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Ged117 View Post
Me too - mostly influenced by Sheldon and the folks in the love for English 3 speeds thread. I found a '51 Sun Wasp frame with butted Reynolds 531 tubing for sale by a member here, and made a wheelset out of a '53 Sturmey Archer 4-speed and a Maillard 700 front hub, and spent some months collecting a few era-appropriate British parts, and built it up. Its a lot of fun and when I'm out on the bike with a sandwich, some cheese, and an apple in the saddlebag all is well in the world. There are plenty of '50s era Reynolds 531 UK-made frames out there of varying pedigree. This is a long term rider-project, so I'm not put off by the condition of the paint. I gave it several coats of renaissance wax to protect it for now...
Really glad to see the Sun Wasp in use, friend! I thought about it recently but hadn't seen that you'd posted anything about it. I actually started this thread the other day, so I guess I got my inquiry answered in a roundabout way! Cheers!

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