Wester Ross frame. 470 FGF.
Kevin Brown has sent me details of his outstanding Wester Ross racing machine, one of the last Wester Ross's to be made. The frame is made from top of the range (in the early 80's) Reynolds 753. Introduced in 1976 Reynolds 753 was a heat-treated tubing with a high tensile strength. The heat treating process also means that great care must be taken in brazing the tubes so as not to overheat them which would result in a brittle and un-ridable frameset. To avoid this builders must braze with silver instead of the traditional brass. All this extra care means not just anyone can use 753. In fact, before being allowed to purchase 753 tubing from Reynolds a frame builder must first submit a test piece to be quality tested. If the builder makes the grade they become certified Reynolds 753 builders.
Kevin's stunning machine is kitted out with top of the range Campagnolo Super Record components.Click an image to see larger version.