These are a few pictures of a Norman Hill I recently picked up at the local bike co-op--certainly saving it from being converted to a fixie. I don't know much about Norman Hill, so any information would be welcome. I do know he was (is?) a Vancouver frame builder, who may have built early Rocky Mountains. At any rate, the serial number is '001,' which is at least interesting. It is presently pretty much as I received it--I'd like to re-cable/tape it, pretty it up a bit and ride it. It was owned by someone named 'W Thompson' who put his/her name on it with removable vinyl stickers, which I will take off soon. It is at the moment at my parents house on Vancouver Island until I get the time/space to do something with it. Pretty solid build. The specs:

Frame: Reynolds 531; I don't know whose lugs, but the BB shell is Cinelli
Bar/stem: Cinelli
Brakes: Modolo Speedy
Derailleurs: Campag N/R; 73 pat.
Crank: SunTour Superbe
Shifters: Dura Ace, clamp on
Hubs: Campag GS
FW: Shimano 600
Chain: Sedis
Rims: Arc-en-Ciel
Tires: Wolber Invulnerable
Headset: Campag, steel
Seatpost: unknown, but likely Italian, judging from the 'Brev' on it.
Saddle: Turbo (came with a Selle Italia Anatomica)


M Burdge



Norman Hill - headbadge

Norman Hill - front end detail

Norman Hill - rear dropout detail


Norman Hill - BB shell stamp
Norman Hill - side view




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