This is of course the Shorter that
and milling components to reduce weight,
and super big chainrings,
Alf had a really interesting and some times explosive career,
he was always at war with the officials of the RTTC.
Definitely well worth following up and reading about,
if you don't already know about his Cycling career.
There is a good contemporary interview with Alf here
The 8.6 Kg Alf Engers Shorter replica.
Ever since I picked up an old set of drilled and chopped
universal brake calipers I have wanted to put together a
replica of Alf's pink Shorter TT bike, so was really pleased
to find this one in New Zealand.
Apart from the headset,and bars, everything else
on the frame was binned or relegated to the parts bin.
But the frame...well the frame was everything I had been
looking for in a 1970's style English TT frame.
Super short wheel base
Shot in seat stays
Drilled lugs and drop outs (short Campagnolo)
Had my local auto paint shop mix me up
Check out those cool white Panasonic tubs, I got them from
The tracksupermarket in Japan, and they only took 3 days to
get here!...thanks guys.
Sure is pretty.