55cm Bernard Macklam Late 1970s Classic Racing Bike

Bernard Macklam

GB467

One of the famous West Yorkshire frame-builders back in the 70s & 80s. Bernard Macklam was the owner of Macklam Cycles in Leeds, where he hand-built his frames before they went off to Ellis Briggs for painting. With a reputation for having exceptional skills building rear triangles, he was scouted by MKM cycles of Harrogate in 1974 to join Wes Mason & Arthur Metcalf to help increase their output.

This one is a particularly nice example from the late 70s, sporting the iconic leopard on the head badge and top tube. Built from lightweight Reynolds 531 Double Butted tubing and assembled with professional level Shimano Dura-Ace components. It really is a fine machine.

As with all our bikes, it's been fully stripped, inspected & professionally polished & re-built. The frame is straight & true without any dents or dings - please inspect the photos for cosmetic condition as we photograph the bikes so you can see the exact condition of the bike before purchasing.

OVERVIEW:
Seat Tube (ctc): 55 cm
Top Tube: (ctc): 57 cm
Head Tube: 150 mm
Standover: 83.2 cm
Weight: 9.185 kg
Tubing: Columbus
Dropouts: Campagnolo
Country: England
Year: 1978/79

FULL SPEC:
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 1st Gen. 
Brake Calipers: Shimano Dura Ace 1st Gen.
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7200 / 52/42t / 170mm
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7200
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7200 
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7200 
Freewheel: Maillard Course 
Chain: KMC
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura Ace
Hubs: Shimano Dura Ace First Gen.
Rims: Nisi Oro 1977 Sprint Rims Professionally Rebuilt  (700c/27/28")
Tyres: Vittoria Competition Rally 28" Tubular (23mm Width)
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 1st Gen.
Handlebars: 3ttt Mod. Competizione
Stem: 3ttt
Bar Tape: Black Velox Cloth 
Saddle: Cinelli Unicanitor 
Seatpost: SR Laparade