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STALLARD MODEL B ROAD BIKE 22.5in 1947
Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 23in (58cm)
Without Percy Stallard’s determination, energy, bloodymindedness and vision, it’s unlikely we would have road racing as we do today in Britain. With a great reduction in traffic on the road during the early war years Percy felt it was an ideal time to get massed start racing on the road going again and organised the first massed start race for forty years first race, the Llangollen–Wolverhampton on the 7th June 1942. Further events quickly followed and the Percy was a leading light in the formation of the BLRC (British League of Racing Cyclists). He also ran a bike shop in Wolverhampton and in 1945 frame production began with the Model A and Model B. This Model B dates from 1947 just before the introduction of the Monthlery model. It has had one owner from new – a copy of the original build record will be supplied and is in very good original condition. I think all the components are original with the possible exception of the chainset. It has a Simplex Champion du Monde rear gear, Williams chainset, Lyotard pedals, Blumfield Duralite small flange hubs on Dunlop LA rims, GB Hiduminium brakes and GB stem. SOLD

 

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FRENCH RANDONNEUSE BIKE 53cm c1953 Nervex Pro lugs
Seat Tube (ctc): 53cm (21in)
Top Tube (ctc): 55cm (21.5in)
Wheel size: 700C
Frame tubing: Not Known
This is a really very nice French randonneuse bike from about 1953–54 – the Nervex Pro lugs are of the pre-1954 type and the brake callipers date from the 1953–54 period) which apart from the paint and wheels is in exceptionally original condition. I do not know who built the frame but it is really nicely built with very finely filed lugs and is really nicely detailed. The Cyclo 5spd gear and small TA chainrings is a very good indication that this frame was built as a Randonneuse…
The equipment is:
Brooks B17 saddle
Philippe bars and stem
Stronglight 49D chainset with correct period TA rings outer ring has some wear, otherwise excellent
Campagnolo large flange (No ‘Record’ type) Record hubs on Martano Strada Sprint rims, 5spd Atom 77 freewheel
Cyclo 5spd rear gear with front Huret rod-operated gear
Mafac Racer centre-pull brakes (1953–4 type with oil lubrication ports)
A really beautiful bike with a very nicely built and detailed frame underneath the poor paint. SOLD

 

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COLNAGO MERCKX ROAD BIKE 59cm
Seat Tube (ctc): 59cm (23.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 59cm (23.5in)
This bike has a 1970–71 Colnago frame which has been finished in Merckx-Fiat Team colours… It’s equipped with a Colnago Nuovo Record groupset from the 1970s with drilled chainrings and drilled brake callipers and levers… Its in excellent condition. I do wonder whether its an early Team bike refinished as a spare at the time of the Fiat sponsored team in the late 70s… SOLD

 

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CIÖCC SAN CHRISTOBEL ROAD BIKE 57cm c1979
Seat Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
Ciöcc’s boss and head framebuilder was Giovanni Pelizzoli. Ciöcc was his nickname … local dialect for ‘poker faced’. Claudio Corti won the 1977 U23 Worlds on a Ciocc at San Cristobal, Venezuela, hence the name of their signature model. Giovanni Pelizzoli built many frames for top pro riders and is a very highly regarded framebuilder still –
This bike which I think dates from 1979 and is one of the last frames built before Pelizzoli sold the Ciöcc name. It is equipped with a Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset with many special black anodised and pantographed parts… And hidden away is a Regina Titall freewheel. All these parts are very special but what makes it near to unique is its stunning original condition – both the parts and the frame and the frame has the Pelizzolli signature on the left side of the top tube. The number tag is apparently the frame number… Very, very special. SOLD

 

THANET SILVERLIGHT 22in 1949 SL1342
originally built for Reg Shaw CTC Secretary
Seat Tube (ctt): 22in (56cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.75in (56.5cm)
Wheel size: 26 x 1 1/4in
Frame tubing: Reynolds 531 double-butted
Seatpost: Thanet 24mm
Sold originally: 1949 built by Ernie Janes
Thanet cycles originated from Bristol despite the name – the owner Les Cassell had come from the Isle of Thanet and bikes were built from 1946 until the late 1950s. They are best known for the Silverlight frame design. There is a little on Thanet Cycles at: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/thanet.html but the best source of information is my book on Thanet Cycles originally published in 1986 – Ease with Elegance The Story of Thanet Cycles. I have a few copies left at £12.95. This Silverlight is one of the more noteworthy Silverlights to be still in existence. It was built in 1949 specially to the order of Reg Shaw then secretary of the Cyclists Touring Club. The original picture above shows Reg Shaw on the day he took delivery at the CTC headquaters with Les Cassell, owner of Thanet Cycles. He was a very serious cycle tourist himself and he featured a Thanet Silverlight in his book Let’s Go Cycling published in 1950. This bike was sold to Howard Massey in 1951–2 and he had it altered for his own use. Howard had a Silverlight built to his own spec in 1949 – he had Polio as a child and consequently one leg quite atrophied, most of his pedalling was done with his good leg. He continued to tour on both Silverlights until the 1980s and attended many of the Thanet Weekends during the 1980s and 90s. The equipment is:
Brooks B17 saddle, Thanet seatpost
Titan bars and stem
Stronglight chainset
BSA hub gear combined with Huret 3spd derailleur, Blumfield large flange front hub
Constrictor Asp 26 x 1 1/4in rims
Mafac Racer brakes added by Howard Massey
It is in very sound condition though the paint is a bit scruffy; there is a small dent to the top tube just behind the BSA gear shifter. Really very special. SOLD

 

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COLNAGO FRECCIA ROAD BIKE c1967–8
Seat Tube (ctc): 52cm (20.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 55cm (21.5in)
The Freccia Colnagos are the frames that preceded the Super model introduced in late 1968 and are distingushed by the unusual seatstay caps. This one has has had Maffioletti decals applied at some time though the blue colour is correct for the Molteni Team in 1967 and 1968. It may well be that the Maffioletti decals were applied over the originals… I’d be very tempted to try and remove these. The fork crown without the drillings in the points tends to be an earlier feature but the drilled BB shell which is an unusual pattern is a later feature so its very difficult to be certain of an exact date… Its equipped with Campagnolo Record front and rear gears, Campagnolo Record seatpost, Record hubs and undated Record chainset. Brakes are Universal and rims Nisi. Handlebar and stem are early Cinelli non-anodised… An exceptionally rare bike SOLD

 

 




GALMOZZI ROAD BIKE c1969 49cm
Seat Tube (ctc): 49cm (19.25in)
Top Tube (ctc): 53cm (21in)
Galmozzi road bikes are really very special and this one with its heavily cut-out bottom bracket shell and drilled components is no exception. Galmozzi was very highly thought of as a framebuilder and all the ones I’ve seen have been beautifully built – to a much higher standard than most of the Italian builders. This bike has had its frame repainted fairly recently to a very good standard and is equipped with period correct Campagnolo Record components – the seatpost, chainrings, shifter levers and the Universal Super-68 brakes are drilled. A really beautiful and special classic Italian road bike. SOLD

 


HELYETT SPECIALE ROAD BIKE 58cm c1953–4 Nervex Pro lugs
Seat Tube (ctc): 58cm (23in)
Top Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
The Helyett company was founded in 1919 and named after the heroine of the operetta Miss Helyett, whose image was used on the head badge. In the early 1930s they started sponsoring a professional cycle tea; this continued until until the early 1960s – they gained many successes including several Tour De France wins ridden by Jacques Anquetil. This bike is in excellent original condition with just a few scrapes to the paint. It has a Simplex Juy 51 rear gear, Simplex TDF front derailleur, Stronglight 49D cranks with TA Criterium chainrings, Mafac Racer brakes, AVA handlebar stem and bars, Ideale saddle, Simplex quick release hubs with Mavic Monthlery sprint rims. Really very beautiful and just as ridden by some of the French Pro riders in the early 1950s. SOLD

 

CYCLES SENNOR ROAD BIKE Early 1930s 55cm ridden by pro rider Georges Coupry
Seat Tube (ctc): 55cm (21.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 55cm (21.5in)
This is a wonderful French road bike from the early 1930s – it belonged to Georges Coupry who lived in Marseille and who was best known as a rider of six-day track races. The stem on its left-hand side is engraved with his name. The bike is beatifully detailed and built – most is I think fillet brazed., The front brake has anchor supports for the brake shoes andthere is a chain oiler built into the seat tube. The brakes are Bowden and the hubs marked Cycles Sennor. It is believed the rims are original – the wheels have been rebuilt and the stem has been replated but other than repacking of bearings the rest looks beautifully original. Truly stunning. Just like Tour de France bikes pre1937. SOLD

 

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URAGO ROAD BIKE 51cm c1952
Seat Tube (ctc): 51cm (20in)
Top Tube (ctc): 54.5cm (21.5in)
Founded by Dominique Urago in 1935 with brothers Joseph and Francois (a track racer, whose likeness is on head badge)  Urago were a medium sized builder of mostly proper road bikes…
This bike which was originally supplied through a dealer in Saigon, Vietnam dates I think from about 1952 and must have been one of their top models. The frame is built from Reynolds 531 double butted tubing. It is equipped with a 5spd Simplex Juy 51 rear gear, Stronglight 49A chainset, Ballila brakes, Le Roi Des Grimpeur Bartali brake levers, Simplex TDF rod-operated front gear, aluminium small flange hubs with Champion Picardie sprint rims and superb very ornate BF handlebar stem with aluminium Pelissier shape bars. Another very similar bike can be seen at: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/ France/bicycles/Urago_main.htm It is in wonderful original condition with almost no marks to the original paint. SOLD

 


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RALEIGH 853 ROAD BIKE 1995
Seat Tube (ctt): 20in (51m)
Top Tube (ctc): 21.5in (55cm)
Rear dropout width: 130mm
Frame Tubing: Reynolds 853 with Reynolds 753 forks
This frame was built at Raleigh by a team under Gerald O’Donovan as a special order. It is one of the first Reynolds 853 frames and is combined with 753 forks. Tony Smith of Doncaster this bike’s previous owner was a close friend of Gerald O’Donovan and hence a unique specifcation. The frame carries an SB frame number, one of the highest I have seen. SB frame numbers were still used at Nottingham by the special framebuilders who built the prototypes, Team bikes and special orders from top amateur riders until I think the late 1990s.
The frame is kitted out with mainly a mix Campagnolo Chorus and Record components – Record Titanium Ergopower levers, Record hubs on Mavic Open Sup rims, Chorus 8spd drivetrain and Chorus brakes. The whole bike is in excellent very lightly used condition. Absolutely superb. SOLD

 

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DE ROSA PRIMATO 57cm c1998
Seat Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 56.5cm (22.25in)
This De Rosa Neo Primato is from about 1998 and is equipped with a Campag Mirage 8spd groupset. It has barely been used – the original owner fell ill soon after purchase, hence its very light useage. Its in superb condition and extremely beautiful in the typical Italian style with matching blue Flite saddle and bar tape. SOLD

 

CINELLI SUPER CORSA LEGGERISSIMO 50cm c1973
Seat Tube (ctc): 50cm (19.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 51cm (20in)
Cinelli road frames are highly revered on account of their excellent quality and forward looking design. This Super Corsa Legerissimo dates from 1973. Cinelli frame numbers cannot be use to date their frames – the frame numbers were reused a number of times over the years.
Until now it was generally believed that the Super Corsa Legerissimo model was exclusively supplied by special order only through Brügelmann in Frankfurt, Germany. However an example supplied through a different German dealer has recently been discovered and this one which was originally bought in France. These frames were built from special lightweight Columbus tubing and lightened lugs. The bottom bracket shell was drilled and the rear dropouts were reshaped. This bike which is in its original paint is in excellent truly stunning original very lightly used condition with a Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset with milled seatpost and Cinelli 1A handlebar stem. Rims are Nisi sprint. The rose pink colour was supposed to be Cino Cinellis favourite colour… I will supply a set of repro gum hoods with the bike. Only a handful of these bikes are known to be in existence… SOLD

 

POGLIAGHI ROAD BIKE 57cm c1969
Seat Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 58cm (23in)
Frame number: 9107
Sante Pogliaghi was one of Italy’s most revered framebuilders through the 1960s and 70s ranking alongside Cinelli, Masi and De Rosa. This Pogliaghi was originally bought from Jo Geurts bike shop in Echt, in the south of the Netherlands. It has a Zeus gearset and seatpost, Campag Record wheels and chainset and Mafac Racer brakes. Its in very good condition and I would keep the original finish but some buyers I am sure would want to have it repainted and maybe equipped with a full Campagnolo groupset… SOLD

 

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MERLIN OLYMPIC ROAD BIKE 23in 1962
Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.5in (57cm)
The Merlin name was bought by Bob Jackson in the late 1950s – it was an early example of badge engineering. This Merlin Olympic road bike has had one owner from new in 1962. Its in superb original condition. Like many British built bikes of the period it was outfitted with a mix of componentry: Stronglight 49D chainset with TA adaptor chainrings, Campagnolo Gran Sport rear gear and Record front gear, Simplex FB small flange hubs with Weinmann Alesa 27in rims, Campagnolo seatpost and Brooks saddle. SOLD

 

GITANE PROFIL RS ROAD BIKE 53cm 1980
Seat Tube (ctc): 53cm (21in)
Top Tube (ctc): 55cm (21.5in)
Frame number: 28 03 80 55
In the late 1970s Bernard Hinault rode for the Gitane pro team and they developed special frames for the Team riders with ovalised tubing which offered an aerodynamic advantage. In 1980 they launched two Team replica models , one with Campag equipment and the othere with Shimano Dura-Ace. This is the Shimano DA equipped model – Shimano 7200 brakes and gears with Dura-Ace EX DynaDrive chainset and pedals. The frame was very special built from reshaped Reynolds 531 tubing – the seatsays and fork blades are exceptionally narrow in section. The front fork is narrower than standard taking an 80mm wide OLD Mavic front hub. This bike is in generally very good condition though there is a small dent to one side of the top tube. The paint has quite a number of marks but I would keep it as it is. Some might want to restore it to shiny new condition… SOLD

 


MOULTON AM2 1983
The AM2 was launched in 1983 alongside with the conventional derailleur equipped AM7 and they shared an almost identical frame built from small diameter Reynolds 531 tubes.
The AM2 used a Sachs 2-speed hub gear combined with a coaster (back-pedal) rear brake. A small backward movement on the pedals switches from high to low gear and vice-versa, and further backward movement operates the rear brake.
This early example is in excellent condition and has been very lightly used but one of the Phil Wood pedals has been scraped and damaged although it is still perfectly useable. SOLD

 

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F W EVANS TOURING BIKE 1930
Seat Tube (ctt): 22in (56cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22in (56cm)
Rear dropout width: 110mm
Wheel size: 26in
F W Evans was founded in 1922 and soon gained an enviable reputation as one of the best and only specialist builder of touring frames though they built racing and clubman’s frames. In 1925 F W Evans patented a rear fork end with screw adjusters and washers on the hub axle. It allowed the wheel to be turned around and replaced in the frame with a different size rear sprocket maintaining exactly the same chain tension. Other fork ends had been designed to do a similar thing but most were more fiddly to use. For this he was awarded the CTC Silver Plaque for the greatest improvement in cycle design in 1926. Another early patented feature of his frames was the Evans Direct Lubrication System. Oil ports were provided in the bottom bracket and head tube enabling these bearings to be easily oiled with an oil gun. This bike from around 1930 has both these sets of features and the frame is built from BSA fittings – it still has the BSA headclip. It has been modified at a slightly later date with a Sturmey Archer KB rear gear and brake. Its equipped with Resilion Cantilever brakes, 1930s Bluemels Noweight mudguards, Brooks B66 saddle and BSA chainset Its in extremely nice condition and ready to ride. It is one of the nicest 1930s bikes I have seen in quite a while. SOLD

 

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CINELLI SUPER CORSA LEGGERISSIMO BRÜGELMANN 57cm c1973
Seat Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
Cinelli road frames are highly revered on account of their excellent quality and forward looking design. The Cinelli Super Corsa Leggerissimo model was originally supplied by special order only through Brügelmann in Frankfurt, Germany in the 1970s. Through an exclusive arrangement with Cino Cinelli, these frames were built from special lightweight Columbus tubing and lightened lugs. The bottom bracket shell was drilled, and the rear dropouts were reshaped and available only in the Brügelmann colours of yellow with red panels with no chrome. This bike which is in its original paint is in very good condition with a Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset. I will supply a set of repro gum hoods with the bike. Only a handful of these bikes are known to be in existence… SOLD

 

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COLNAGO SUPER 58cm 1968–70
Seat Tube (ctc): 58cm (23in)
Top Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
Early Colnago frames are really uncommon for the simple reason they were built in very small numbers. Lots more information about early Colnagos can be found at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclomondo/sets/
The Super was introduced in late 1968 and this frame dates I think from then or possibly the following year. The bottom bracket shell has the correct drilling pattern for 1968–69. Many might argue that the braze-ons have been added later – I think not the two top tube cable stops are identical the gear wire stop on the chainstay. And the bottle cage braze-ons are identical to those on another pre-1970 Super. I would guess a lot of details were being experimented with – the concave shape to the top of the seatstays is shorter and smaller than the others I have seen from this period.
However the equipment that can be dated is from 1970 – the rear derailleur is marked 1970 and the brakes are the first engraved type. The Cinelli stem is the first pattern 1A with 7mm expander bolt and hex nut bar clamp but is anodised. The Record chainset is the early 144mm BCD non-dated road type. The pantografted parts may be from slightly later… Its all in excellent order. The paint is not original – it is I think an older repaint and is in excellent condition. This is almost certainly one of the very earliest Supers – and the Supers were what started Ernesto Colnago off into the big time…SOLD

 

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CLAUD BUTLER DSH WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP ROAD PATH 1938
Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 23.5in (59cm)
Rear dropout width: 110mm
Frame Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
The DSH Worlds Championship model was Claud Butler’s top track frame with their Continental lug design and as was usual at the time available in both pure track and road track versions. DSH referred to Dennis Horn who was one of Britain’s top track riders during the 1930s. This bike is now 77 years old and is in stunning original condition. The paint whilst not perfect is really wonderful – the decals are mostly complete with little damage – unusually the model name decal is still there at the top of the seat tube something I have not seen before on a pre-war Claud Butler. The track adjustable handlebar stem is a Claud Butler one with beautiful ornate lug to the top of the quill. The chrome on the clamp is poor but that is one of the few areas on the bike where is any significant deterioration… And just take a look at the wonderful decals and lining – this is something impossible to replicate. The wheels are pre-war large flange Airlite hubs on Dunlop Special Lightweight 27in rims – both are in great condition. It has a BSA headclip and locknut, correct pre-war Chater-Lea cranks, Brooks saddle and Gloria brake. The catalogue specification can be found at: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/catalogues/cb-cat-38-p16.jpg Please bear in mind that Claud Butler would supply exactly what the customer wanted, the catalogue was only a guide… A truly wonderful bike. SOLD

 

 

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HETCHINS BRILLIANT CURLY 1939 21.5in
Seat Tube (ctt): 21.5in (55cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 23in (58cm)
Frame Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
Hetchins are best known for their curly rear stays and fancy lugs. Lots more on Hetchins can be found at: http://www.hetchins.org This Hetchins Brilliant dates from March 1939 and has been very nicely restored with mostly correct period parts. Pre-war Brooks saddle, Bowden brakes, Sturmey-Archer KS 3spd close ratio gear, Durax chainset, Bluemels guards and an original Hetchins handlebar stem. Ready to ride. SOLD

 

COLNAGO SUPER 1970–71
Nicely restored Virtually perfectly period correct

Seat Tube (ctc): 59cm (23.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 58.5cm (23.25in)
This Colnago Super is the second version of the Super – it has the Cloverleaf cutouts in all the lugs and bottom bracket rather than the Fleur de Lys cutouts of the first version. It has been nicely restored – I would guess the equipment is original except for the Cinelli bars and stem and probably the Colnago saddle which are from the later 1970s. It has a full Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset and all the parts are period correct – even the rear derailleur is from 1970. The parts are all in excellent condition. The ‘Playing Card’ decals are period correct for 1970–71. A really lovely and rare bike. Price on application.

 

WITCOMB ROAD BIKE 1970 built by Bill Philbrook
1st Generation Shimano Dura-Ace

Seat Tube (ctt): 22in (56cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22in (56cm)
Frame Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
This Witcomb road bike’s frame was built by Bill Philbrook using the same lugs he employed on many Grandini frames he built for Youngs. The frame has been nicely repainted and kitted out with early 1970s Shimano 1st generation Dura-Ace groupset including the very rare Shimano Dura-Ace cenre-pull brakes. Wheels are Dura-Ace small flange hubs on Fiamme Gold rims. Its in excellent condition and a really good ready to ride road bike. SOLD

ROTRAX SUPER COURSE ROAD BIKE 1951
Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 23.5in (59cm)
Rear dropout width: 120mm
Frame Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
Rotrax Cycles was founded in 1945 at 132 Shirley Road, Southampton. The Super Course model when launched in the late 1940s until the introduction of the Concours model in 1951. The Super Course introduced all the beautiful and special Rotrax frame details – the elegant curved brake bridge with reinforcements at seatstays and reinforcement for the brake calliper mounting bolt and the small reinforcement pieces used under the pump pegs.
There’s more I wrote on Rotrax at: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/designs/rotrax-hs.html This Super Course dates from 1951 and has been very nicely restored. The paint is excellent with lots of attention to detailing and has almost no marks.
It is built up with roughly correct period parts – slightly later Campag Gran Sport gears, Stronglight 5-pin crankset with Williams adaptor rings, GB Hiduminium brakes, Brooks B17 saddle GB 531 stem with I think Pelissier shape bars, Airlite large flange hubs on 27in Weinmann Alesa rims. All in all it looks really good and is in near to perfect riding condition.
SOLD

 

COLNAGO MASTER ROAD BIKE
1st Generation Campagnolo C-Record

Seat Tube (ctc): 50cm (19.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 53cm (21in)
Rear dropout width: 126mm
This Colnago Master road bike dates from about 1986 – the paint and chrome is in excellent near mint condition as are the parts. It has most Campagnolo C-Record parts as fitted in 1986 – when Campagnolo first launched Delta brakes in 1985 they discovered there was a problem and so withdrew them from the market and supplied the Campagnolo Record Cobalto callipers as a replacement. This bike is fitted with a Colnago pantographed Super Record seatpost – I suspect Colnago took a bit of time to get the new C-Record posts panto’d. The 3TTT stem is also Colnago panto’d. And it is fitted with Ambrosio Durex sprint Colnago rims. It has an excellent Rolls saddle. A superb 1980s bike in a rare small size. SOLD

 

CLAUD BUTLER CONTINENTAL CLASSIQUE 1939
Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22in (56cm)
Rear dropout width: 115mm
Frame Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
The Continental Classique was one of the top road models in Claud Butler’s range. This frame is in very good condition with perfectly useable paint – some careful retouching could certainly improve it. It has a BSA chainset with a Williams left hand crank, Simplex Champion du Monde derailleur, saddle, saddle clamp, seatpin and seat bolt are all original. Bars, Reynolds stem, pre-war brake and gear cable outers, Tabucchi Ambra Superga brakes and the wheels are period correct items. The front hub is a Solite, and the rear an Airlite combined with Constrictor aluminium rims. This is really a very nice pre-war bike which is perfectly rideable as is and in reality needs no work. SOLD

 

CINELLI SUPER CORSA ROAD BIIKE c1958
Seat Tube (ctc): 54cm (21.25in)
Top Tube (ctc): 55cm (21.5in)
Rear dropout width: 120mm
Cinelli road frames are highly revered on account of their excellent quality and forward looking design. This Super Corsa frame dates from about 1958 – the head lugs have the forward projections on the side that were removed from the head lug design around 1959–60. Cinelli frame numbers cannot be use to date their frames – the frame numbers were reused a number of times over the years. This bike is an older restoration which I think uses all the original parts – it has Campagnolo Gran Sport gears and hubs of the correct period, early type Campag steel seatpost, modded Brooks B17 saddle, Cinelli steel bars and stem, Magistroni steel chainset and Universal Extra brakes. Rims are probably Nisi. The frame shows a small amount of pitting in places but nothing too unsightly and and overall it has a great feel to it. Essentially ready to ride though the tyres should be checked. SOLD

 

ROUTENS RANDONNEUR BICYCLE c1950
Seat Tube (ctc): 58cm (23in)
Top Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
Rear dropout width: 120mm
Jo Routens was highly regarded French framebuilder from Grenoble. This Randonneur bike is thought to date from 1949–50 period. It carries the decals of another Grenoble cycle shop – Polix. It has Mavic 650B rims on Maxicar hubs, a Cyclo 5spd rear derailleur and Huret front derailleur combined with Duprat 5-pin cranks and a Cyclo double chainwheel. Brakes are Mafac cantilever and the saddle is an Ideale with aluminium frame. Its a really delightful bike right down to the beautiful hand crafted racks front and rear. Ready to ride. SOLD

 

SHEFFIELD LANGSETT CONTINENTAL ROAD BIKE 1939/1940
Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.5in (57cm)
Rear dropout width: 115mm
Frame Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
Sheffield-Langsett are an extremely old established Sheffield bicycle shop still in existence today. This bicycle was originally built for somebody who was drafted into the Navy, but was posted missing in action, and never collected it. The original owner borrowed the money from his father, and bought it in 1940. He also told me that the only modifications from new were re-spoking of the wheels and his converting it to four speed by filing an extra notch in the gear lever, and fitting a four speed block. It has now been returned to three speed, and it works fine.
Equipment is as follows, all original except NOS items, which were fitted by the current owner:
Titan bars and stem.
LAM Super Dural Brakes with NOS cables and NOS period cable outers.
Williams C1200 chainset (date coded for 1939).
Lyotard pedals, with original owner's repair.
Ace toeclips.
NOS Coventry chain.
NOS (I think) three speed block.
Simplex Selection Standard gear, with Simplex spoke protector disc.
Tabucchi Ambra Secundus (steel FB) hubs.
Dunlop Special Lightweight rims.
Brooks B17 Flyer on steel seatpin.
Alloy mudguards, maker unknown.
It is exceptionally rare to find a bike of this quality in original condition complete with original parts and very good original paint. SOLD

 

R O HARRISON SUPER CIRCUIT ROAD BIKE 1938
Seat Tube (ctt): 23.5in (59cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 23in (58cm)
Rear dropout width: 115mm
R O Harrison was a south London framebuilder who was one of Maurice Selbach’s framebuilders before he set up on his own around 1933. He had an excellent reputation. More details can be found at http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/harrison.html R O Harrison frames are very consistent in quality and this one is no exception. This bike is really rather special – the R O Harrison frame is the Super Circuit model which is identified by the lugs and was designed for road racing. It has one special feature the chain oiler on the seat tube which was copied from some of the continental pro’s machines… These chain oilers were occasionally used by number of framebuilders in the UK – I have also seen them on an occasional Claud Butler and Holdsworth.
This bike has been very nicely restored with a period style paint job, Super Champion 3spd Osgear, small flange Palladini hubs with quick release built into period wood rims. These are not the later Palladini hubs that leave the block in the dropouts. It has a correct period Brooks B17 saddle and an R O Harrison steel stem combined with 1930s Continental shape bars. Brakes are early Universal which I think are probably period correct. Chainset is a Williams C1000.
A really superb pre-war road bike with some rare components in fabulous restored condition. SOLD

 

GEORGE STRATTON CLUBMAN’S BIKE 1968 built by Bill Gray
Seat Tube (ctt): 22in (56cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.5in (57cm)
Rear dropout width: 110mm
Bill Gray was one of the top framebuilders in the UK in the 1950s–70s but he sold very few frames under his own name, most were built for shops such as Strattons, Hinds and others. More can be found on Bill Gray at: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/builders/bill-gray-builders.html and another frame I sold previously can be seen at: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/stratton-kohler-rb.html His workshop after Claud Butler folded was at the back of Stratton's shop and he built their high-end frames for many years.
This frame was obviously a special order almost certainly for an elderly customer who know exactly what he wanted. Its built with shallow frame angles – would guess about 70° head and incorporates a Chater-Lea headclip. It has some very unusual parts – the chainset is the 3rd and last version of the Wedgelock chainset made in Sussex with a Chater-Lea chainring, Constrictor small flange steel barreled front hub, Dunlop 27in rims, GB Altenburger dual-pivot brakes, Brooks B17 saddle and a beautiful custom made saddlebag support. The frame is wonderfully crafted with lots of lovely details – two grease nipples for the BB and headset bearings and mount for the Lucifer dynamo. Its extremely rare to find 45 year old bikes in as good original condition as this one which is truly superb. SOLD

 

MOULTON MARK III Modified Sturmey Archer 5-speed hub gear
This a Moulton Mark III from about 1971 which has been modified for serious riding with a Sturmey-Archer 5-speed Sprinter gear, aluminium rims, nicely made aluminium rear rack, Stronglight 100 chainset and Shimano cantilever front brake. It was originally converted by Malcom Lyon for his wife before being sold to Ian Hodgson, then chaiman of the Moulton Bicycle Club. SOLD

 

AENDE TT BIKE c1979 Amazing Drillium
Seat Tube (ctt): 21.5in (55cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 21.5in (55cm)
Rear dropout width: 120mm
Wheel size: Sprints
Seatpost size: 27.2mm
Aende frames were built by Alan (Pongo) Braithwaite for a period of about ten years from the late 1970s until the late 80s. This stunning time trial bike built in the Alf Engers drillium style is quite stunning. The lugs have all been drilled and the bottom bracket shell given a great big cutout in the interest of saving weight. Similarily most of the components have been drilled – the Weinmann 500 brakes, Campagnolo large flange Record hubs, saddle base and aluminium bolts have been used in the stem. The cranks are much earlier Campagnolo Record Pista 177mm which have been heavily reshaped and profiled totally exquisitely… they are the only subtle part to the bike. Bars are 3TTT Superleggero which were one of the lightest bars available back in the 1970s. A fantastic eyecatching bike. SOLD

 

COLNAGO SUPER 1968–70
Seat Tube (ctc): 56cm (22in)
Top Tube (ctc): 56cm (22in)
Early Colnago frames are really uncommon for the simple reason they were built in very small numbers. Lots more information about early Colnagos can be found at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclomondo/sets/
The Super as I understand it was introduced in late 1968 and this frame in its original paint and decals dates I think from then or possibly the following year. It has the early foil head and seat tube C logo transfers which were not used after 1969. The other decals – seat tube bands and down tube Colnago decals are varnish fix. The bottom bracket shell has the correct drilling pattern for 1968. Many might argue that the braze-ons have been added later – I think not the two top tube cable stops are identical the gear wire stop on the chainstay. And the bottle cage braze-ons are identical to those on another pre-1970 Super. I would guess a lot of details were being experimented with – the concave shape to the top of the seatstays is shorter and smaller than the others I have seen from this period.
However the equipment that can be dated is from 1970 – the rear derailleur is marked 1970 and the brakes are the first engraved type. The Cinelli stem is the first pattern 1A with 7mm expander bolt and hex nut bar clamp but is anodised. The Giro D’Italia bars are not anodised. The Record chainset is the early 144mm BCD non-dated road type. Its all in excellent order especially being now 43 years old. There is one paint scrape to the nearside of the top tube and there are a few touch-ups to the paint on that side. This is a truly exceptional time warp Colnago which is almost one of the very earliest Supers – and the Supers were what started Ernesto Colnago off into the big time. I think there is only one other 1968–70 Colnago Super known its original paint and decals.
SOLD

 

SCAPIN PRESTIGE c1986
Seat Tube (ctc): 49cm (19.25in)
Top Tube (ctc): 52cm (20.5in)
Rear dropout width: 126mm
Frame tubing: Columbus SL
Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record reduced (with NR bb and Record SL pedals)
This Scapin Prestige road bike dates from c1986–7 and has barely been used – even the paper tags are still present on the brake callipers. The paint is close to perfect with just a couple of very small marks. And all the components are equally good. The rims are grey anodised Nisi sprint and Cinelli IA stem and bars. Absolutely superb with beautiful detailing on the frame by Scapin. SOLD

 

BENOTTO CAMPAGNOLO PARIS-ROUBAIX c1952
Seat Tube (ctc): 56cm (22in)
Top Tube (ctc): 55cm (21.5in)
This Benotto Campagnolo Paris-Roubaix model dates I think from about 1952. It has the genuine Campag Paris-Roubaix dropouts which are illustrated in the 1952 Campanolo catalogue – the gear hanger is NOT something that has been added on but was supplied by Campag in that form so that either the Paris-Roubaix gear or Gran Sport gear could be used. It has an Ideale saddle, Universal brakes, Ambrosio Champion bars and stem Gnutti splined cotterless chainset with Simplex double chainrings and a Simplex rod-operated front gear. It was formerly owned by one of the UK’s foremost collectors of Italian road bikes and he used it regularly. SOLD

 

CIMATTI CAMPAGNOLO CORSA c1949
Seat Tube (ctc): 55cm (21.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 55cm (21.5in)
This Cimatti road bike with Campagnolo Corsa rear gear dates I should think from around 1949. It is fitted with a Brooks saddle, Universal brakes, Cimatti chainset, Fiamme stem, Ambrosio Champion bars and 5spd freewheel. The paint I am certain is not original but it has been very nicely done with I think the correct decals. It is very similar to the one pictured on the Classic Lightweights website at: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/cimatti-hanczyc-rb.html
It was formerly owned by one of the UK’s foremost collectors of Italian road bikes and he used it regularly. SOLD

 

RALEIGH RRA 1940s
Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 23in (58cm)
Rear dropout width: 110mm
Frame Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
This is a delightfully original Raleigh Record Ace from I think about 1948. It has its original chainset, saddlebag support, light bracket, headset etc and is in its original paint which is generally in very good condition. The stem is a period Reynolds as are the bars which I think are Pellissier shape – bars and stem were available to choice according to the catalogue as were the wheels. The saddle is a very good period brown Brooks B17 Standard. The wheels which have a Sturmey Archer AW in the back I suspect are a bit later replacementsSOLD

 

CONDOR ITALIA ROAD BIKE Late 1960s
Seat Tube (ctt): 23.5in (59cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.5in (57cm)
Rear dropout width: 120mm
Frame Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
This very beautiful Condor road bike from the late 1960s was built by Vic Edwards – I understand Bill Hurlow stopped building for Condor around 1968, this frame was almost certainly built very shortly afterwards as the seatstay bridge is a virtually exact copy of the one Bill Hurlow used… The paint and chrome are in very good to excellent condition with only a few small marks. Its equipped with a Brooks race saddle on a Campag 2-bolt seatpost, Milremo stem, Universal Super 68 brakes, Stronglight type 63 chainset and Campagnolo Nuovo Record gears with bar-end controls. Hubs are Campag Record large flange on Mavic Monthlery Pro rims. One small niggle is that there is a small split in the seat tube beneath the seat lug where a too small seatpost was used – when I got the frame it had a 26.8mm seatpost, I have now fitted the correct 27.2mm post which is a perfect fit. With the correct size seatpost now fitted I think the crack will not get any worse. SOLD

 

KEN BIRD TIME TRIAL BIKE mid 1970s
Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.5in (57cm)
Rear dropout width: 126mm
Ken Bird did not build frames himself but this one was almost certainly built by his brother Alex Bird and has some rather special features … the most special of which are the brakes which are mounted on brazed-on pivot bolts. The lugs are very nicely drilled and finished and both the BB shell and rear dropouts are drilled. Its equipped with mid 1970s Shimano Dura-Ace groupset – the Crane rear derailleur was part of the first DA groupset. Hubs are black small flange Dura-Ace with Wolber Profil 20 sprint rims. A stunningly lovely 70s machine. SOLD

 

MALCOM ELLIOTT ROAD built by M&B CYCLES Ridden by Malcom Elliott to win Commonweath Games Road Race etc
Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.5in (57cm)
Rear dropout width: 126mm
Frame Tubing: Super Vitus
This road bike was built by Vernon Barker at M&B Cycles in Dronfield, near Sheffield in 1982 and used by Malcom Elliott to win the Commonwealth Games Road Race title in 1982. In 1983 he used it in the Milk Race where he took 3rd overall and won several stages on it. Its in its original condition except that the rims have been changed for Mavic MA2 clinchers. The groupset is Campagnolo Super Record throughout except for Italian FT hubs with titanium axles. Its in excellent condition including the paint – the paint underneath BB has been touched up but its not visible unless you turn the bike upside down. A great bike with genuine heritage. SOLD

 

HETCHINS VADE MECUM PHASE I TOURING BIKE 1972
Seat Tube (ctt): 24in (61cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 23in (58cm)
Wheel size: 27 x 1 1/4in
Frame tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
This Hetchins touring bike which was ordered at the end of 1971 features the rather rare Vade Mecum Phase I lugs. The frame is in truly excellent condition with both lug and box lining – I think the paint is original or a very old repaint. Its equipped with Campag Nuovo Record gears, brakes and seatpost which are all in better than very good condition. Bars and stem are Cinelli and the chainset is a Stronglight 49D. It comes with the obviously original rear rack, Weinmann stainless steel mudguards and a Lucifer 900 dynamo lighting system. Wheels are a bit later – Weinmann concaves on Campag large flange Record hubs. The rims and tyres are well worn but I could supply at extra cost to the purchaser a new set of Weinmann concave rims. This is a lovely old Hetchins … which is virtually ready to ride. It comes complete with its original build sheet. SOLD

 

RALEIGH TEAM REPLICA ROAD BIKE 1983 Almost unused
Seat Tube (ctt): 21in (53cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 21.5in (55cm)
Wheel size: 700C
Frame tubing: Reynolds 531C
This bike is built around a Raleigh Team Panosonic frame from 1983 which was built at Raleigh Lightweight Unit. The frame is in excellent condition with just two or three not very obtrusive marks to the top tube. Its equipped with Campag Nuovo Record, headset gears and brakes, Victory chainset and hubs and Chorus seatpost. Rims are Mavic MA40 and the bars and stem are Cinelli. Saddle is an excellent Rolls. All in all its been very lightly used… SOLD

 

GIUSEPPE LIMONGI ROAD BIKE 1960s
Seat Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 57cm (22.5in)
Wheel size: 700 Sprints
This is a lovely old French road bike from I think the late 1960s built by Giuseppe Limongi who I believe built Anquetil’s race machines… It has some lovely detailing – just take a look at the seat and chainstay finishing at the rear dropouts. Pictures of this very bike are on the Classic Rendenzvous website at: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/bicycles/Limongi-Giuseppe.htm It has a lovely patina ( including a fair number of scratches and marks to the paint) but I think it is very useable… It has a Stronglight 63 chainset, Atom pedals, Vainquer 999 brakes, Huret Luxe gears, Campagnolo headset and seatpost, Ambrosio stem with early non-anodized Cinelli bars, Maillard large flange hubs and sprint rims. Saddle is a later Milremo branded Concor. A wonderful road bike that exudes the spirit of 1960s road racing. SOLD

 

JACK TAYLOR LIGHT TOURING BIKE 1988
built for Jack’s wife and new and unused

Seat Tube (ctt): 19.5in (49.5cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 21.25in (54cm)
Rear dropout width: 120mm
Wheel size: 27 x 1 1/4in
Seatpost size: 27.2mm
Frame Tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
This bike was built by Jack Taylor in 1988 for his wife and has never been used… It is in virtually perfect condition with gorgeous white double box lined paint. Its equipped with a set of modest components which were selected for their useability and durabilty. Suntour GT rear gear, Suntour Powershifter DT levers, Stronglight 100 triple chainset, his wife’s favourite saddle, SR Randonneur bars and dynamo lights (though no dynamo). Wheels are 700C Weinmann Alesa rims with Maillard large flange hubs. The rear rack is custom made for the frame and carries a matching number to the frame. The frame has a top tube that slopes up slightly. A gorgeous bike and a unique opportunity. The buyer will be supplied with a photo of Jack Taylor’s wife with this bike. SOLD

 

W P NEWTON TOURER c1954
Seat Tube (ctt): 22.5in (57cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.5in (57cm)
Wheel size: 27 x 1 1/4in
W P Newton in Acton, west London was one of the many small builders in the UK. The business still exists at Greenford Avenue, Ealing, where it is run by W P’s grandson Stephen. This Newton bike from around 1954 is as near to a full-on tourer as was made in the UK at the time. It has a rear rack, Simplex Tourist rear gear, Cyclo Benelux front gear (which as replaced a Simplex Juy-53 at some time in the past), FB large flange hubs on 27in alloy rims, Mafac cantilever brakes (with the correct early cast cable stirrups), Cyclo chainset with wide ratio chainwheel and French pedals. It is really quite stunning and the frame was repainted a few years ago by Argos so the finish is quite flawless. A lovely period tourer. SOLD

 

F W EVANS Tourer c1930
Seat Tube (ctt): 22in (56cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22in (56cm)
Rear dropout width: 110mm
Wheel size: 26in
F W Evans was founded in 1922 and soon gained an enviable reputation as one of the best and only specialist builder of touring frames though they built racing and clubman’s frames. In 1925 F W Evans patented a rear fork end with screw adjusters and washers on the hub axle. It allowed the wheel to be turned around and replaced in the frame with a different size rear sprocket maintaining exactly the same chain tension. Other fork ends had been designed to do a similar thing but most were more fiddly to use. For this he was awarded the CTC Silver Plaque for the greatest improvement in cycle design in 1926. Another early patented feature of his frames was the Evans Direct Lubrication System. Oil ports were provided in the bottom bracket and head tube enabling these bearings to be easily oiled with an oil gun. This bike from around 1930 has both these sets of features and the frame is built from BSA fittings – it still has the BSA headclip. It has been modified at a slightly later date with a Sturmey Archer KB rear gear and brake. Its equipped with Resilion Cantilever brakes, 1930s Bluemels Noweight mudguards, Brooks B66 saddle, BSA chainset and Veeder cyclometer mounted on a F W Evans cyclometer bracket. Its in extremely nice condition and ready to ride. It is one of the nicest 1930s bikes I have seen in quite a while. SOLD

 

RALEIGH ROAD ACE 1984 Shimano 600AX Group
Seat Tube (ctt): 21.5in (55cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 21.5in (55cm)
Rear dropout width: 126mm
Wheel size: 700C/sprints
Seatpost size: 27.2mm
Frame tubing: Reynolds 531C
Frame number: WD4003285
Shimano’s 600AX groupset introduced in 1981 was one of three groupsets that Shimano made that empahsized the aerodynamic nature of the components. The cranks were slender and wide, the seatpost had an aero top section, and the gear mechs were smoothed externally. Additionally Shimano used these groupsets to test out several new concepts – the Parapull brakes which preceded Campag’s Delta brakes, hubs with all the spoke heads on the inside and pedals with dropped platforms… And the the rear gear had a sort of crude indexing built-in. The 600AX was second in line in the groupset hierarchy behind Dura-Ace AX and was generally extremely similar except for the finish. Raleigh chose to showcase the 600AX group on the Road Ace model introduced in 1983. This was essentially the Team Replica Reynolds 531C frame with one modification – over bracket cable guide for the rear gear… This bike is in superb original condition with almost no marks to the paint or components. The AX stem’s plastic cover plate is cracked but the headset cover is perfect… It has Dura-Ace AX bars which are really very rare and rather special. The saddle is a wonderful early Concor. The wheels have been re-rimmed with Mavic SUP clinchers and have hardly been used since; the originals I think would have been sprints. Its a stunning bike. SOLD

 

MERCIAN SUPERLIGHT ROAD/TRACK 1958 originally built for Tom Crowther
Seat Tube (ctt): 22.5in (57cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.5in (57cm)
Rear dropout width: 110mm
Wheel size: 700C/sprints
Seatpost size: 27.2mm
Frame tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
Frame number: 58481
This Mercian Superlight was originally built for Tom Crowther, one of the two original owners of Mercian in 1958. Its quite likely it was the first Superlight frame built...
Mercian’s Superlight model features extremely abbreviated lugs which are have been very heavily cutaway. In one of their catalogues they claimed it to be possible to build a single fixed road bike weighing 17.5lb with this frame.
This bike comes with many of its original parts, contemporary photos of Tom Crowther riding it it and letters confirming its provenance. Its very easy to see from the photos that this is one and the same frame and that the wheels, handlebar stem and seatpost are almost certainly original. Its equipped with a Campagnolo steel seatpost in very good condition, Titan stem, GB engraved bars, Airlite double fixed large flange track hubs on Fiamme track rims (32H) and Stronglight 49D chainset. The wheels are in very good condition with the chrome centres bubbling a little but perfectly useable. A great opportunity to get a very special Mercian.SOLD

 

THANET SILVERLIGHT Reynolds 531 double butted
Seat Tube (ctt): 22.5in (57cm)
Frame tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
Frame number: SL1945
Sold originally: 23/1/53 built by Eddie Oliver, nephew of Les Cassell, owner and founder of Thanet Cycles
This is one of the very best Thanet Silverlights I have seen. It has a period respray, I should think done in the mid 1950s, when the frame was updated to take a Simplex 543 gear. Its fitted with the very best in equipment from the 1950s:
Simplex 543 rear gear
Duprat hollow cranks
Hobbs Lytalloy pedals
Chater-Lea large flange hubs built onto Constrictor Asp rims
Brooks B17 Swallow saddle on a Reynolds aluminium seatpost
Brooks Hiduminium brakes
All the parts are in excellent lightly used condition. The frame is in excellent condition with only a few small marks to the paint and no dents or dings.
This is a very rare bicycle in exceptional condition. Its up for sale again as the previous buyer did not come up with the money SOLD

 

BAINES VS37 BIKE c1937 Flying Gate
Seat Tube (ctt): 22in (56cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.5in (57cm)
Rear dropout width: 120mm
Wheel size: 700C/sprints
Seatpost size: 27.2mm
Frame tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted
Frame number: 449
The Baines Brothers announced their Flying Gate design in 1935 though they never used the term Flying Gate – they thought this slightly derogatory. This bike which is a 1980s restoration is in very sound condition with just a few slight signs of pitting in one or two places but nothing at all to worry about. The paint is in excellent condition. It is built as a fixed road bike with large flange double fixed Airlite hubs built onto some 1970s French wood sprint rims – these are in near perfect condition. The chainset is a very nicely rechromed Chater-Lea complete with excellent Chater-Lea Sprint pedals. Front brake is a GB Hiduminium operated by a CLB lever. This bike is in excellent ready to use condition. SOLD

 

FOLLIS TOUR DE FRANCE ROAD BIKE c1954
Seat Tube (ctc): 55cm (21.5in)
Top Tube (ctc): 56cm (22in)
Rear dropout width: 120mm
Wheel size: Sprints
Frame tubing: Vitus double butted
Seatpost size: 26.6mm
Follis was an old established French cycle builder. This bike was built I think around 1953/4 and was according to their decal the Tour de France model and built from Vitus double butted tubing. The paint looks too good to be original and was possibly refinished by Follis in the 1970s – the previous/first owner visited Follis in the 1970s. It appears to have most of its original equipment – Simplex Juy 53 front derailleur, very early pattern Weinmann 730 brakes, Ambrosio sprint rims on steel centred small flange hubs with Siamt quick releases. Saddle is a Brooks B17 Narrow with oval badge dating from the early 1950s. Handlebar stem is an excellent GB steel stem. Chainset is a rather cool Frejus branded steel cottered set in excellent condition (it won’t of course be original to this bike) and the Simplex rear derailleur dating from c1960 is the rare Export 61 gear. Altogether this is a delightful quality french built road racing bike which has had a few updates and changes over the years but nothing which is out of keeping SOLD

 

CONDOR SUPERBE ROAD/TRACK BIKE 1959
built by Bill Hurlow
Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 22.5in (57cm)
Rear Dropout width: 110mm
Seatpost size: 27.2mm
Bill Hurlow did a number of designs of fancy lugs for Condor’s frames in the 1950s; this frame use his Superbe design which is one of the less common, most of the frames with fancy lugs appear to have been built with No 1 or No2 lugs. More can be found on BillHurlow at http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/hurlow.html and on Condor at http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/designs/hs-condor.html This frame which is in excellent condition has been nicely re-enamelled and has been built with some of the best track equipment of the time – BSA chainset, the rare Brooks B47 Sprinter saddle (aluminium cantleplate and stainless steel rails), Cyclo track saddle support, Presto underslung stem combined with what appears to be Strata Madison track bars. It has a watch clip and front brake so is set up in typical short-distance time trial form. Wheels are Bayliss Wiley large flange built with Mavic E2 rims from which the decals have been removed – they look just like sprint rims but are practical being a clincher rim. A really very beautiful and special bike SOLD

 

RALEIGH ILKESTON LO-PRO Reynolds 753 built for Beryl Burton
Seat Tube (ctt): 20in (51cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 21.55in (54cm) horizontal, 22in (56cm) along tube
Frame tubing: Reynolds 753
Frame number: SB6303
This Raleigh lo-pro frame was made at the Raleigh Ilkeston plant run by Gerald O’Donovan for Beryl Burton, the top British women’s rider of the 1960s–80s.
In autumn 1974 Raleigh established a specialist workshop (SBDU) capable of frame building to the very highest standards at Ilkeston in Derbyshire. Frames were built for the Ti-Raleigh continental pro team from the very beginning. The unit worked with Reynolds in developing Reynolds 753 and the first frames were tested by the Ti-Raleigh team in 1974. For a company as large as Raleigh, the SBDU was quite an unusual operation. Its production capacity was modest – at a maximum only about 1000 frames or so a year from about four framebuilders.
This frame dates from late 1983 and features unusually an oversize (1 1/8in) top tube. Some of the original equipment has been replaced – the brakes, bars, BB, seatpost and chainrings are all replacements – Beryl Burton was known for using a large single chainring for time-trialling so it would probably have originally been fitted with a 56T chainring. The front wheel is obviously original – it has a Raleigh Ilkeston decal, the rear gear is Zeus which were imported by Ron Kitching who was a long time sponsor of Beryl Burton. This is really a very special lo-pro built by one of the best high end builders in the world in the late70s/80s... SOLD

 

MKM ULTIMATE TIME TRIAL BIKE c1978
Seat Tube (ctt): 21in (53cm)
Top Tube (ctc): 20.75in (52.5cm)
Rear dropout width: 120mm
Wheel size: 700C/sprints
Seatpost size: 27.2mm
Frame tubing; Not known but really pretty light
MKM stood for the three original partners in the firm – Arthur METCALFE, Ron KITCHING & Wes MASON and the frames were built in Harrogate during the 1970s and I think early 1980s. The Ultimate was their special time trial model with short wheelbase derived the slanting seat tube which joined the down tube in front of the bottom bracket shell. Further details including an original advert can be seen at: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/MKM/MKM
_main.htm

This bike has been built with a mix of Zeus and Campag equipment – Zeus 2000 rear gear and shift lever, Zeus chainset, Zeus brake levers, Campag brake callipers, 28H Campag Record large flange hubs on Super Champion Gold rims and lovely 1970s Cinelli bars and stem. All the equipment is in beautiful lightly used condition. The frame has been beautifully repainted in white. All it needs to complete it is a gear cable. These frames were made in very small numbers and this is a rare opportunity to acquire a very beautiful TT bike. SOLD

 



 
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