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  • Classic lightweights photo gallery 3
    frame with tensioned cables in place of top tube down tube chain stays and seat stays It seems that the cables are stressed by the use of bottlescrews It is a Fletcher Kain by Jimmy Kain a founder of the BLRC and a noted trader in his day Cyclist s Equipment Co at Ealing and latterly a Chelsea Pensioner A 30s scene from the Southend Wheelers 25 mile Time Trial Thanks to Cycling Weekly for permission to use these images Another view of racing in the 30s this looks to be a longer event note water bottle This 30s image was taken on A278 2 miles from Crawley 7 from Cuckfield and 4 from Balcombe Above 2 Selbach trikes with left to right Gordon Thomas Southgate CC Rourke Anfield B C Len Hill Liverpool Century W O Jackson Lancs Road Club Dave Scott Warrington CC Unknown Unknown Bert Whitbread Withington Wheelers Right Tom Hughes Palatine CC after End to End record of 93 hrs 55mins in 1929 Above and left Photos from D Twitchett This is a Kettering Friendly Cycling Club Tuesday evening training session on the Wicksteed Park track at Kettering John Tomlinson thinks the year was 1951 He

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  • Photo gallery 4
    on a Claud and E Johnson Right Osgear rider Robert Charpentier France at the road race of the 1936 Berlin Olympics Gerald Finlay on his Bates winning an inter club 10 mile time trial in 24 01 Both these events were 1953 and he went on to win the Leeds Atlas CC junior BAR Gerald Finlay in 30 mile time trial on the A1 He had just overtaken the lorry

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  • Photo gallery 5
    still riding a rather nice Magnum Opus The Italia now owned by John Yates and set up with FM rear hub Racelite front on 26 Weinmann rims Williams B109 chainset Weinmann brakes with Lytaloy levers GB bars on Titan stem Swallow saddle When the pic was taken it had mudguards Blumells of course and a B17 narrow saddle Bill Thorncroft this time in the Romford Wh 25 on 04 07 1948 on the Southend Road Bill did a 1 06 and the winner was George Fell in 59 15 People like John who rode this course two or three decades later will marvel at the position of the officials and the lack of vehicles for drag Clive Parker at age 17 leads the 1948 BLRC National Junior Champs In the Dennis Talbot interview he says Clive built his own Galibier at Paris Cycles so we presume this is it We don t know other riders but note that the next four are all on Osgears Photo Courtesy of Bob Drake Here is a very young Dave Bedwell on Grasstrack which must be around 1947 We don t know where it was taken but Dave rode grasstrack at Dagenham around this time Rory O Brien is holding Dave at the start so he is probably riding a R O B machine Photo Bob Drake Bob Aris Romford RC in 1947 He is riding a Belgian Cocquet frame Brentwood R C 13 9 1949 ECCA 25m TT Southend Arterial Rd Thornycroft Vic Gibbons Haxell Photo Bob Drake Becontree Wheelers c 1949 Clarke George Fell Eshouse Photo Bob Drake Right Eric Madgett Madgett s Cycles Diss racing late 40s early 50s His son Mick can t identify the machine from the image in spite of the Russ style forks any ideas R A

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  • Photo Gallery 7
    Gallery Ride calendar Links to related sites Classic images from the 30s 40s and 50s Click on the images below to enlarge Postcards from the Brian Ward collection Team Arbos Giro d Italia Bob Maitland Eileen Sheridan Ken Russell Tour

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  • Allin (Stan Butler Special) - 1954
    at that time was 20 Later I rode for Croydon RC I had a Croydon built Jenson which was stolen and two Gillotts one for track racing at Herne Hill the other for road racing I worked at the time in a local greengrocers from 5 7pm Monday and Tuesday 5 7 30 Thursdays 5 10pm on Fridays and all day Saturday where I was paid 1 for a week

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  • A & B trike AVT
    with only the tantalizing A B transfers marketed upon it What mystery is behind this How long owned For about twelve years How was it acquired Responding to an advertisement in Cycling Weekly in 1997 led me to a garage in Solihull where was found an Aladdin s cave full of pre war cycling treasure among this was the A B racing tricycle Mr BM the original owner had died in the 1970 s and it was only on the death of his widow that this machines came onto the market The Features that make it special There are two things about this tricycle that are remarkable the sheer quality of all the fittings and the absolute originally in it s most remarkable untouched condition little has aged The frame is built around an Abingdon No 3 back axle fitted with a differential gear shown below The head clip head set chainset and the pedals are by Chater Lea the latter are the very rare pre tommy bar nickel plated version fitted with the then quite normal leather show straps instead of metal toe clips Note the Bluemels celluloid covered handlebars and two piece Q R front mudguard the Constrictor grips still soft and spongy as they were when new and the Dunlop pump marked A B Garages Ltd Also the Brooks B19 saddle this was the longer version of the B17 for the long distance rider this was a popular saddle among sporting cyclists but was not re introduced after WW2 The wood racing rims still straight and true are French made American Boston s and marketed in Britain by Constrictor all with very clear original makers marks Left Early Chater Lea tommy bar pedal with double footstrap popular pre war Right Swan neck stem with celluloid bars stamped

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  • Baines Gate pre-war
    Baines Whirlwind VS 38 pre war Submitted by Neil McCormick Frame Pre war Baines frame no 380 23 frame with Barber s Pole painted seat tube Wheels Airlite small flange front hub with TF4 2 speed rear laced into 26 Constrictor rims Chainset Chater Lea 3 arm with drumstick round cranks Pedals Chater Lea Gears Sturmey Archer TF4 2 speed fixed gear with top tube quadrant lever Brakes GB Hiduminium

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  • Readers' Bikes: classic bikes and their details
    c 1948 frame no 1402 seat tube 22 seat tube Wheels 26 Conloy Asp rims on Harden Bacon Slicer large flange hubs 40 32 double butted spokes Chainset Chater Lea 2 arm single chainset Pedals Chater Lea with Christophe clips and straps Gears Single speed fixed Brakes GB Hiduminium stirrups and levers front and rear Stem Bars Bailey bars on Reynolds headclip stem Saddle Bristol Swallow style Left Bristol Swallow

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