One thing is certain…. Charlie Abbishaw isn’t going to tell us…. David Frank has told me tonight that he was killed years ago when riding his Scott Sprint Special somewhere in Yorkshire. (True).
I once bought a 1929 TT Rep that had wooden handlebars, but that is but nothing compared to this engine.
The Common Furniture Beetle, Anobium punctatum, won’t touch mahogany (from any country) that is saturated with Mr. Castrol’s slippery stuff, but the Death Watch Beetle, Xestobium rufovillosum, might be tempted I suspect.