Martin Badham contacted me with details of a Stan Pike he is hoping to sell on behalf of the original owner, Ron Smith. Ron is now in a home and any money raised will go towards the cost his care. Martin said…
It’s a 24″ Stan Pike touring bike Frame no. SP R41232 RE SMITH 4NE. Ron kept his cycles and jazz record collection, his great loves, in good condition.
I contacted Stan’s son, who said…
This one was built in Sept 1983 for Ron Smith. A 24″ frame with 22 &3/4″ top tube. Built from Reynolds 531 DB.
Update July 2017: The bike has a happy new owner.
Build details are as follows:
Front Wheel: 27” 36 spoke Mavic GP40 on Campagnolo small flange hub
Rear Wheel: 27” 36 spoke Mavic MA40 on Campagnolo small flange hub
Front Brakes: Campagnolo mech with Weinmann lever
Rear Brake: Campagnolo mech with Weinmann lever
Handlebars and stem: Saba “World Champion” bars (36 cm), Cinelli 10cm stem
Head Set: Campagnolo
Chainset: 170 TA Cyclotourist 44/ 32
Pedals: Campagnolo, Campagnolo clips
Saddle and seatpin: Turbo saddle, TTT seatpin
Front Mech: Campagnolo
Rear Mech: Campagnolo
Block: 6 speed Sachs 13/ 15/ 17/ 19/ 24
Anything else: Jim Blackburn pannier rack; Large Carradice “Overlander” saddle pack.
Tyres (front and rear): Specialized Touring Turbo 27×1¼ (front), Specialized Touring Turbo 27×1 1/8 (rear).