I’ve done all this spending ££££s,buying needles ( differing lengths and pivot size) also ,different gauges off similar age bikes sr,Xs,xj - all to no avail-in the end sent my collection to Simon on here to Do his thing and all came back loooking good. Just my penny’s worth
As I said earlier, contact Andy at Yuniparts. Take him out and get him drunk enough to tell you who made them for him and then order up a bunch and sell them. He was doing them for cheap when he started with I guess hundreds of em, later he was selling em for about 25 quid or something as the supply ran low. What would a last set be worth now i wonder... I know of a bloke here with a set but hes not selling, I did ask... maybe mega cash would convince him lol.
EDITED: that bloke isnt me... so no amount of cash offers will prize mine from me, theyre already on my clocks lol