Here are another two Mitchell's I built up along
side the Mitchell featured here.
These two bikes are for sale here, as I keep on telling
myself 'you can't keep them all', no seriously these
two were always meant to be for sale, believe me I
have more than enough Mitchell's for myself.
Though that being, said I am still always looking
for frames with known race history (any size)
or Mitchell's built with Columbus or
Reynolds in 56/57cm..let me know.
The first is a nice Mitchell Professional track bike
(frame No 396), which of course has undergone a
full ground up restoration.
This blue must have been pretty popular,
I am sure that at least half of the Mitchell's I
have ever seen are this blue, which is not a
bad thing, it looks rather striking.
Zeus Pista bottom bracket set
Nice Kyokuto Pro Race pedals
I haven't been able to find any period photos of
Mitchell track bikes in action, if anyone out there
has one or two, please let me know.
You can clearly make out the clear
vinyl wrap of the 'professional' decal
World champ colours painted into the flange slots
around the country, Laurie Coats Speedwell Cycles
in Auckland being one.
built with Columbus SL which is actually what I am
after for myself, ( I already have a couple of Ishiwata bikes)
but this one is just a touch to small for me...damn.
I built it up with a mix of first generation and second 7100
(or DA-100) it get confusing!) Dura Ace components,
I have done a couple of hundred km's on it, and have got to
say, this Dura Ace gear is very easy to get used too.
easy to set up and looks great too.
You will have to excuse the brake hoods, I had a couple of
NOS Shimano sets coming in from Europe,
but they never made here, which seems to be a bit of a
thing with these current Covid disruptions.
Benotto bar wrap..my favorite, except when I get
the motivation and it is the right bike to stich on some
leather wrap, which is unbeatable.
as does a Columbus SL decal on a Mitchell frame.
Now I just need to find one in 56/57cm...
and always seen to be stamped at the centre/rear of the
bottom bracket shell.
use it the more I like it.
to put bikes for sale on this blog, but I did want to display
a couple more Mitchell's from the project, so you will have
to forgive me for my crass commercialism.