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  • Bates Volante track - 1937
    Photo Gallery Ride calendar Links to related sites Bates Volante track 1937 Owned by Bill Corbett Frame Bates Volante track 1936 Wheels Cane sprints on Airlite large flange hubs single fixed Chainset BSA 5 pin with inch pitch chainring Pedals Sheffield Gears Single speed fixed inch pitch Brakes N A Stem Bars Major Taylor stem with steel track bars Saddle Brooks B17 Extra details Believed to be the machine ridden

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/bates-volante-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Johnny Berry 1953
    Gallery Ride calendar Links to related sites Johnny Berry 1953 Owned by Nick Ozerov Frame Johnny Berry 1953 Frame No 531490 seat tube 22 top tube 22 wheelbase 41 original silver red paint Wheels Conloy Asp rims on Campagnolo Gran Sport large flange hubs Chainset Gnutti cotterless 48T ring Pedals TA quill Gears Campagnolo Gran Sport 5 speed Brakes GB Arret levers with Alp Competition stirrups Stem Bars GB alloy

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/kh-jberry53-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Johnny Berry - Hart
    arm cranks with single 50T x 1 8 chainring Pedals Constrictor Asp Gears Single speed fixed 19T Brakes Dual GB Hiduminium side pull brakes GB Super Hood brake levers with dial adjusters Stem Bars GB forged alloy spear point stem GB engraved handlebar Saddle Ideale 60 Record with alloy rails Extra details Saddle support Bluemels pump Terrys pump clips track end adjusters and Tour de France mudguards Left Gargette bottom bracket shells are found on many Johnny Berry road frames The shell on No 541507 has been carefully and skillfully thinned and reworked Considerable time was spent by the builder even in hard to see areas of this bottom bracket Note the bottom bracket oiler a characteristic of many Berry road frames Right The seat cluster displays nice aesthetic balance and is very cleanly finished Everywhere meticulous workmanship is evident Note the beautifully thinned lugs sharp lug points well defined shorelines reinforced seat binder and perfect wrap over seat stays Modified Oscar Egg lugs were common on Berry frames in the early and mid 1950s Left Beautifully thinned lugs with fine points reveal Berry s meticulous craftsmanship giving a particular style to his frames Oscar Egg lugs were widely used by Berry especially in the early and mid 1950s Oiler on the lower head lug is normal on Berry road bikes Centre The ornate J Berry winged diamond badge preceded the JB on a metallic gold globe badge No 541507 carries original varnish style transfers Quality reproduction transfers are available again through commercial painters Right No 541507 features a double plate fork crown that is finely cut nicely proportioned lightweight and strong Other Johnny Berry track crowns are typically of a different type Some have BERRY stamped at the front but this one does not Left Johnny Berry sometimes made

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/berry-hart-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Johnny Berry 1972
    Readers Bikes Home page Cambridge Lightweight News Catalogues Classic builders Classic components Classic designs Classic riders Lightweights extras Photo Gallery Readers bikes Reminiscences Restoration Ride calendar Links to related sites

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/berry-woods72-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • L H Brookes - 1950 'La Routiere'
    alloy Brakes Universal SP Stem Bars GB Hiduminium 4 with GB Maes bars Headset Saddle Wrights Olympic Extra details I was born in the Manchester area and did my utmost to keep up with Cyril Cartwright on the Fallowfield track If only I had my XK8 then what might have been I came to the U S 50 years ago and have been retired eight I needed the excercise so

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/lhbrookes-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Owen Bryars - early 50's
    bought frames and components from him He himself was a SWRC member In 1927 Owen became the manager of Holdsworths at 132 Lower Richmond Road where I believe that he was also a frame buider During this time Owen s sister married Sandy Holdsworth He stayed there until sometime around early 1939 when he had some kind of disagreement with Holdsworth so he left and opened his own shop at no 153 opposite I always assumed that he built his own frames but I cannot recollect that he ever had any staff so I now wonder how he could have found the time for building In 2006 I had some correspondence with Roger Armstrong on the subject He wrote I had a Bryars frame which I bought from Bill Gray Claud Butler s frame builder Bill knew everything about frames and their builders and had ridden the Bryars to work for over 40 years He stopped using it because the steering was tricky It had a 78 deg head and 24 top tube It would have been made just after the war and Bill said that Owen Bryars built it Roger later wrote having seen my frame It is a very nice frame which I agree must date to about 1947 8 and it looks every inch a Bryars In 1955 I cracked the hour barrier with a 59 47 see image below and Owen gave me a pair of beautiful Pirelli tubs for future events In 1956 I went much lower and he helped me lot giving me generous discounts and free tyres Late in 56 before joining the Royal Engineers I sold the Bryars frame with chainset and saddle to a work colleague for five pounds Graham Collins South West Road Club competing in 25 mile time trial on his Owen Bryars In August 1958 I was home on leave from Cyprus and went to see Owen at his shop He seemed ok to me but he died in October the same year His wife continued the business with his son as manager but Holdsworth bought the business within a year Holdsworth himself died in in 1961 The years went by and by coincidence in 1998 I came across the chap to whom I sold my Bryars He still had it having spent his entire career in the RAF and riding the bike in Germany Canada Hong Kong and many other postings including N Ireland He was no longer riding and returned it to me unrecognisable having been over painted in what he termed NATO green I scraped the paint off to reveal the original colour and enough of the down tube decal to reconstruct the script Roger found a waterslide headbadge in his collection Argos renovated the frame for me and I collected together my old bits and acquired others to put it into a fifties configuration as far as possible Frame Owen Bryars road frame no 108569 24 seat tube 23 top tube head angle 74

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  • Henry Burton 1952
    front changer with 5 speed Regina freewheel Brakes GB Hiduminium stirrups with GB Courier levers Stem Bars Titan steel stem with GB Maes bars Saddle Brooks B17 Standard with 27 2 allot seat post Extra details Bluemels mudguards Lucifer dynamo The original owner was Alan Nelmes he bought the frame new from Burtons shop in Stafford I know he raced on it in the late 1950 s his sister showed

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/burton-harradine-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Henry Burton 1958
    on seat tube Wheels Campagnolo Gran Sport large flange hubs 32 40 15 17 DB spokes Weinman 27 HP rims Chainset TA CycloTouriste 46 36 chainrings Stronglight 49D cotterless alloy 5 pin cranks Pedals Chater Lea T bar GB toeclips with Binda toestraps Gears Campagnolo Gran Sport 5 speed rear mech Campagnolo Gran Sport front mech Brakes Gloria levers with ALP calipers Stem Bars GB 531 4 steel stem with

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/henryburton.html (2016-02-09)
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