Having a large collection of SBDU frames means that I’ve accumulated most of the various features that they built with. Fork ends are one such area of the frame design where I have an almost complete set, ranging from the earliest 531 frames produced at Ilkeston using Campagnolo 1010/A, through to frames produced at Raleigh’s Special Products Division using their own ‘RALEIGH’ stamped ends.
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.