Trying to make sense and research and write about a workshop, the frames and the set of guys who built those frames is a big task. In fact it is a massive task! They only existed under the same roof in Ilkeston for a little over a decade, and for those few years, they designed and built bikes that beat the world over and over and they became the team behind the team – that team was the most successful team in professional cycling.

That success for TI-Raleigh has brought lots of information onto the internet, and I’ve given myself the job of sifting that information into the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The ‘Good’ pile never seems to grow as much as the other 2! However, whatever does make it into the good pile is the stuff I like to write about and share. Hopefully what I find and share helps those with their own SBDU bikes…

The Pick of My SBDU Collection

It is extremely difficult to select just a few bikes to showcase my collection, but I’ve done it, and these 9 are what I consider to be the best. A 1975 track frame from an Olympic, World and National Champion, the earliest SB 753 track frame, an SBDU show frame, a beautifully detailed 753 pursuit frame, a frame ridden by Jan Raas, my own SB4059 (the bike which started my blogging), a rare Dynaflite, a beautiful and original 753R with Campagnolo’s Super Record 50th Anniversary group and an original Nottingham SBDU 753R Banana with perfect Dura-Ace 7400. Each one is special and has amazing individual significance.

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