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by Oldstswinger
28 Sep 2014, 9:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please

mnichols wrote:What size rider would this suit? My garage is full but I could see if my brother is interested


5'8"or9" at the top end I'd suggest and 5'4"or5" at the bottom end.
by Oldstswinger
26 Sep 2014, 10:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 531 Steve Thornhill Frame
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: 531 Steve Thornhill Frame

I've recently acquired an old bike too and been doing some digging around B'ham builders and my uneducated and rather novice suggestion would be to check out Mercian in connection with the Thornhill frame. Hope that helps.
by Oldstswinger
26 Sep 2014, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please

MGate wrote:Just chatting to someone who's first proper bike was a Major Nichols - fond memories!

Any chance of measuring the frame? If its 21 ½ may be interested as something that would qualify for L'eroica brittania... n +1...


Only 21" I'm afraid from centre of crank to top of seat tube.
by Oldstswinger
23 Sep 2014, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please

Thanks for the helpful comments and advice chaps, much appreciated. Alvin was also kind enough to call me today and we had a great chat plus he also knows of someone in the 'circle' that may be interested in it too. For reference he is suggesting as it's a 21" frame, without seeing it in the fl...
by Oldstswinger
22 Sep 2014, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please

Thanks guys - the frame dates it to 1982 from what I understand with the 14 representing the 14th one produced in that year. My father in law was known for his timkering and I we also think he got it in 1989, so some 7 years after manufacturer and the likely person my wife thinks he got it from was ...
by Oldstswinger
22 Sep 2014, 8:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Re: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please

Pictures if that helps thanks :? http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g63/oldestswinger/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09/CD8872FB-2FF0-42A5-814D-ABCC3FC96E5E.jpg http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g63/oldestswinger/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09/872223F4-4A03-4334-93A0-D0D6515804DB.jpg http://i53.photobucket.com/albu...
by Oldstswinger
22 Sep 2014, 7:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please
Replies: 22
Views: 2956

Major Nichols find - valuation help needed please

Sadly a few weeks ago my father in law passed away. Whilst going through his estate/contents we found in one of his sheds his old Major Nichols bike under some plastic sheeting and a pile of spider webs. I'd say its probably been sat there for around 20-25 years as we think he may have bought it on ...