1958 Flying Scot


Made in Glasgow this bike was a perfect choice for my Glaswegian wife.

I found the frame online – it was avocado in color. I tried to work with that but it was a no go! I consulted my Scottish father-in-law and we quickly decided it would/should be blue. I had it sprayed by a local frame builder but did the head tube and the lining myself. The decals are thin vinyl and were ordered from hlloyd.com.

My wife rode the bike with drop handlebars but we decided she would be more comfortable with some flat portuer handlebars.

A number of parts were sourced from an old Raleigh, the hammered fenders and the final portuer handlebars from veloorange.com.

Frame & Fork 1958 Flying Scot
Material Reynolds 501
Size tt56cm st52
Country Glasgow Scotland
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Valentino
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Valentino Extra
Headset Raleigh
Crankset Raleigh
Bottom Bracket Raleigh
Stem GB 60mm
Handlebars Velo Orange Porteur
Shifters Campagnolo
Brakes GB Coureur “66”
Brake Levers Dia Compe Inverse
Hubs Campagnolo Nuovo Tipo High Flange
Rims 27in
Tires Soma New Express 27 x 1 1/4in Clinchers
Fenders 45mm Velo Orange Hammered
Seat Post Campagnolo Super Record
Saddle Brooks B17
Chain SRAM PC830
Handlebar Tape Cotton Cloth
Pedals Raleigh Quill