1963 #5435 Olympic Massed Start


carpenter-pk-rb1  carpenter-pk-rb4

Patricia Killiard’s immaculate Olympic MS bike is reproduced from Classiclightweights.co.uk with kind permission from Peter Underwood.


Frame  Seat tube 20”, Top tube 21”, Chainstays 17½”. Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing built with Nervex Professional lugs. Rear ends Campagnolo (early long version).  Braze-ons: Brake cable eyes under top-tube, Cable tunnel for rear gear on BB plus cable stop on chainstay. Single stop for front changer at bottom of down tube. Boss for Pennine CO2 pump on rear of seat tube. Finished by Mario Vaz, London in dark green with ivory head tube and seat panel – lugs lined in gold.

Wheels Fiamme sprint rims 32/40 on early Campagnolo Gran Sport s/f hubs with QR and 14-16-19-21-23 Simplex freewheel

Chainset Stronglight 6½” alloy 5-pin cranks with TA double chainrings 42/36

Pedals Zeuss with Christophe clips and straps

Gears Campag (early) Record front and rear (5-speed) changers

Brakes Weinmann levers with Weinmann 730 rear stirrup and 500 front

Stem/Bars Capo Berta bars on GB Spearpoint alloy 3″ stem – Stronglight Competition headset

Saddle Brooks B17 Swallow on Reynolds alloy domed seat post