1960 Brilliant


London, 1960

This is a 21-1/2 inch frame with vibrant stays, Circuit of Britain (COB) road racing geometry, and Brilliant lugs. It was first sold in the summer of 1961.

The components include: tires Continental; rims Weinmann Alesa 27 x 1-1/4; spokes Union Chome DB 14-16; hubs Campagnolo 1962 (no "Record" on hub shell); headset Campagnolo (with bracketed "C" on lower cup; handle bars Cinelli 1st generation Alloy Giro D' Italia (non-anodized), stem Cinelli Record 1A (polished); seat post Campagnolo; saddle Brooks Professional; brakes Universal Model 51 w/pointed-tip levers; front changer Campagnolo Record w/chromed bronze pivot and cable stop; mech Campagnolo Record; crankset Campagnolo Record 2nd generation w/raised pedal lip 50/44; bb Camapgnolo Record w/Bayless Wiley lockring from original Hetchins bb; block Regina G.S. Corse 14-28; pedals Campagnolo Record.

The frame was restored by Matt Assenmacher of Michigan to original colors (dark blue) with silver trim. The three-color Script dt transfer was specially reproduced for this restoration. One of the best restorations this Editor has seen.

Fotos courtesy of the owner. For more information on the restoration project, click here.