The bike’s current owner, Sean Plaice, emailed me the link to pictures he posted on Velo Space. He bought the frame on eBay last year. Sean's comment "The bike is amazing, I ride it
Sean also sent me pictures of another ‘dave moulton’ track frame. There were only three custom track frames that I built in California and this is not one of them. However I do recognize my own work and this is one that I built while working for Paris Sport in Ridgefield Park, NJ.
The straight front fork is definitely not the original, and the frame has been repainted with a mish-mash of various decals. The bike would have originally had Paris Sport decals, and these frames are also quite rare. I don’t have exact records of how many I built but a rough guess would be about five or six.
Why are these track frames so rare? They were all built to order, for people who raced them on a banked Velodrome, and there are not many cities in the US that have such a facility; consequently not many were ordered.
Now with the current fixed-gear popularity, they are in demand to ride on the streets. Should you come across one of these I can assure you it is a rare find; I estimate a total from all sources about 17 in the US. My records show there were another 16 built in England between 1974 and 1978.