Some customers may remember this bike which I originally restored 5 years ago… I certainly do as I spent a lot of time & money on it and, at the time, every single part of the bike was either restored, new or NOS! After a few test-rides I sold it for over £500 to my friend Jonathan Fisher (the designer of Dead Rats’ original logo), who – I hope he doesn’t mind me saying this – mostly kept it sat in his lounge and looked at it, as he “didn’t want to get this one dirty”! Anyway, now Jon’s all grown up he’s bought himself a house in need of renovation, so has reluctantly asked me to sell the Sun for him. I’ve given it a clean and a thorough once over and it’s basically in the same condition as it was in 2011 which is… well, check the photos 🙂

This has become a cliche now but I’m going to say it anyway, this is the perfect bicycle for Eroica Britannia 2016!

FRAME & FORK DETAILS:
Late 1970s Sun Worksop lugged steel frame, size 57cm (c-t) with 57cm c-c top tube
Resprayed gloss black with hand-lined gold enamel lugs & cable guides by Andy Parle
Horizontal rear drop-outs, brazed-on top tube pump mounting, eyelets for front & rear mudguards, brazed-on cable guides, vintage chromed headlamp mount on fork. Fitted with restored original 26TPI 1” threaded fork & chromed headset, original ‘S’ for Sun seatpost binder & headtube badge.

WHEELSET:
Vintage Weinmann 700c alloy rims, Maillard alloy hubs (rear converted to solid, chromed front Sachs QR skewer), Michelin Dynamic 700x28c skinwall tyres, Presta tubes

DRIVETRAIN, BRAKES & CONTROLS:
Vintage SR Apex 52/42t double chainset
5-speed Union 14-28t freewheel
KMC chain
Restored bottom bracket with NOS axle
Vintage Huret Svelto rear derailleur
Vintage Huret front derailleur
Vintage alloy downtube shifters
Vintage Weinmann Vainqueur centrepull brakes with rare original yokes
As-new Dia-Compe pads
Vintage Weinmann brake levers with NOS gum rubber hoods
Vintage Gold Sakae Custom Road Champion alloy handlebars & quill stem
Fizik brown leatherette bar tape with chrome end plugs
New brown studded saddle
Vintage SR alloy fluted seatpost