SP 22664

Simon Jones contacted me and said…

I have a bike I’ve recently bought. It’s badged as a Bob Addy. He had bikes made by other makers to sell through his shop. The frame number is SP 22664 with the word DRAYCOTT, both under the BB. The lugs look very similar to SP 25332 but without the cloverleaf cutouts. The drop outs are campagnolo with a Gipiemme brake bridge. Components include Campag nuovo record PAT.83 rear with record downtube shifters. Cinelli R1 stem and bars. Dura ace seat post. Modolo black professional calipers. I’ve seen on the internet that Stan Pike built frames for other shops. Do you think he might of made my bike frame?

As you can see, the brake levers are not correct, but look better than what was on there when I bought it. Also the saddle and front mech I’ve replaced with parts I’d got on another bike. The photo of the rear mech shows the dropout with 2 holes for a Portacatena and no holes for mudguards, so the bike was presumably built for racing. The rims and hubs look good so I’ll respoke the wheels. I hope the photos are good enough for the website.

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I forwarded photos to Stan’s son, who replied…

I know this one and knew from the pictures it was a Stan Pike, you can tell from the feathering on the lugs, no one else would bother to spend the time perfecting them! Built in Sept 1983. It’s a 23″ frame, built from Reynolds 531 double butted tubing for Bob Addy.

As it was built in Sept 1983, it means it was one of the last Stan built before his death in November 1983.

Now living in Australia, Bob Addy is very busy as a professional cycling coach. He has a hugely impressive list of achievements – amongst other things Bob is a former British Road Champion, Australia vets Road, Criterium and Time trial Champion, and has ridden in the Tour de France, Olympics games and Commonwealth games. See his website here. I emailed Bob in the hope that he might have some Stan Pike related information. He said…

Yes, this is a Stan Pike frame and I don’t mind it going on the website. My father had a TT bike made by Stan, low profile which I still have in the garage. I will try and get a photo of it over to you within the next few weeks.

Fingers crossed Bob will supply me with more detailed information and photographs. I’ll update the page if so.

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