Neil Hopkins' Viking Conquest, circa 1962
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Bike renovation by Neil Hopkins.

Made from "VCL Super Steel Tubes" assembled using "Prugnat" lugs.
Wheels: "Martano" sprint rims on large flange 36 hole "Pelissier P1001" QR hubs.
Chainset: T A "Cyclotourist" cotterless with 46, 36. Rings.
Pedals: Campagnolo Record "Superlight"
Toe clips and straps: Christophe.
Gear mechanism's: Rear, Campagnolo "Record". Front, Campagnolo "Valentino".
Brakes: Mafac "Racer" calipers and leavers.
Handlebars: Cinelli "Campione del Mondo"
Stem: Cinelli.
Gear shifters: Sturmey Archer.
Saddle: Brooks "B17 Narrow".
Seat Pin: SR
Headset: The original TDC "Italia"
Seat pin clamp bolt: The original "V" marked bolt
Various clips: Pump Umbrella, Gear Cable down tube Stops, by Campagnolo.
Pump: Bluemels, with Campagnolo Valve Head.
Tubs: Schwalbe "Milremo"

Paintwork and transfers by Atlantic Boulevard of Bury.
Chrome plating by Midas Plating, Oldham.
Replacement of rear drop outs, by Bob Jackson of Leeds.
Period wheels supplied by Gerry Shields Bike shop in Failsworth, Manchester.

The bike build, I believe is authentic to the 1960s era and would have been the specification for a keen club rider of that time ( although a little too expensive for me as an engineering apprentice at that time).
While the bike is fully built there are still some period parts to be sourced and fitted in the future, 2 x handlebar gear shifters and a gran sport seat pin by Campagnolo and a Cinelli steel handlebar stem.

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