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Shortly afterwards Mercian frames were being built in a small workshop in Castle Street, off London Road.The Mercian shop in the 1950’s still evokes strong and happy memories amongst cyclists of Derby and beyond.Until relatively recently, all bike frames started life as a box of steel tubes.
Early lightweight aero tubular rims from Assos, Switzerland, rear wheel with Campagnolo Hi Lo hub. Columbus then diversified with new high end tubesets: SLX, Air, Record, which got their own decal.Entry level tubesets like Zeta, Aelle and Tretubi (3 tubes) got new decals too, with the mid range tubesets like SL and SP using the generic purple decal.I thought I’d do a quick blog on some of the ‘spanners’ (or wrenches) behind the giants of the road (and the rest of us cyclists! Rather than rate them, it’s simply in chronological order.
Pinella da Grandi “Golden Spanners” was responsible for keeping Fausto Coppi’s Bianchi team bikes in good order.I ride my Columbus tubed Look weekly, and am in the process of restoring a Columbus SL Coppi.The goal of this timeline is to help with the dating of Columbus frames based on their decal, or to find the appropriate reproduction decal for a refinished frame (although unlike Reynolds, Columbus does not have an official distributor of repro decals).The date under each decal gives its year of introduction to the best of my knowledge.