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  • Gillott Fleur de Lis - 1957
    de Lis 1957 Owned by Nick Ozerov Frame Gillott Fleur de Lis frame 1957 frame no 574608 seat tube 22 top tube 22 wheelbase 39 finished in metallic green Wheels Weinmann 27 x 1 concave alloy rims with Fiorelli small flange steel front hub Chainset Stronglight steel 5 pin with 46t Simplex ring Pedals Lyotard Gears Sturmey Archer FC 4 speed with 18t sprocket Brakes Weinmann sidepull with Weinmann levers

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/gillott-fleur-kh2-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Gillott Taper Tube 1953
    more forward seating position was required Agrati ends with Simplex gear hanger on rear dropout braze ons for gear lever and pump pegs serial number 53146 Forks Round Gillott gradual taper with Gillott s RJB twin plate fork crown Wheels Weinmann 27inch rims on Gnutti small flange hubs Chainset Williams C34 Pedals Phillips Credalux quill Gears Simplex 5 speed Juy 51 automatic detensioner model Brakes GB Coureur Stem Bars Kint

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/gillott-taper-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Granby Restoration
    some points of general interest Namely the original finish and the frame geometry There is a 1938 9 Granby catalogue originating from Madgett Cycles several copies of which are in the public domain The easiest way of accessing the catalogue if you don t have a one is to obtain a copy of Lightweight Cycle Catalogues vol 2 published by John Pinkerton Memorial Publishing Fund and possibly still available from the Veteran Cycle Club club sales Also available from the VCC library via the National Cycle Museum web site Images of the relevant pages are included with this piece See the catalogue page giving details of Granby s exclusive features note 1 This cycle displays all of them The Granby drop out adjuster not fitted forward mounted saddle post bolt the squared chain stays and although the reader can t see it the Granby bottom bracket Original finish see as found image below which shows the remains of the original finish The frame and forks were chrome plated all over The fork and stay ends and possibly the fork crown were masked off The cycle was then sprayed with a translucent gold lacquer It was an expensive though I believe quite popular finish and when new must have looked spectacular This type of finish fell from favour in later years being replaced by pearlescent and metal flake Unfortunately time has taken its toll When new the finish must have been quite delicate any scratch would go right through to the chrome How could it be touched up to achieve the same depth of colour Over time the translucent gold has turned to a thick murky brown The remains of the paint were stripped The chrome was elecrolytically removed i e put in the chrome plating bath with the electric current

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/granby-ives-restoration.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Readers' Bikes: classic bikes and their details
    after the ride with a tatty frame that caught my eye It was a very reasonable price as well Alexander has recently admitted he really didn t realize what he had or how rare it was I went away as happy as a sandboy I wasn t able to build it up however as the steerer tube appeared to have been cut down too short It wasn t until I spent some more time learning about Granby s unique patented inventions that I learnt that the short steerer tube was because it needed their patented headset which does away with the spacers and traditional lock nut design see image on left of Granby patented weather proof headset This even rarer item turned up unexpectedly in NOS at a subsequent Ripley Jumble on the late Wally Stimson s stall an ex cycle trader Between myself and David Hinds we bought all half dozen or so This acquisition meant that I could finally build up the machine with bits and bobs that I had spare at the time It remained that way for the next twelve years or so The finish wasn t original upon purchase but had been re enamelled by Rattray s of Glasgow Flying Scot fame many years previously and as was bordering on rusty So I slapped on some rust prevention paint to stop further rusting However over the following year it deteriorated even further I didn t want to have it redone until I found some of the original transfers as fitted which were a rare Festival of Britain design as David had subsequently discovered After many many years of searching and subsequent nagging of Nick Tithecott to reproduce them he recently confessed to having had a single example for some time and after making myself a

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/granby-regent-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Granby Twin-tube - c.1922
    Year of manufacture uncertain believed to be 1922 Seat tube 20 centre to top Top Tube centre to centre 22 Wheels Wood rims Ambra Superca London Factories Italy on BSA hubs Chainset BSA inch pitch 22 tooth Pedals BSA Gears Single fixed Brakes N A Stem Bars Deep drop track bars Headset Clip type Saddle Brooks B17 Sprinter Extra details All bright parts nickel plated as original finish as per

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/granby-eric-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Granby Taper-tube - 1934
    Ride calendar Links to related sites Granby Taper tube 1934 Owned by Keith Hellon Frame 1934 Granby taper tube Frame No 1579 Seat tube 21 Top tube 22 WB 40 Wheels Alumlite KP 26 on 3 piece hubs Chainset Williams steel 3 arm Pedals Not yet fitted Gears Sturmey Archer K with 18T sprocket Brakes Resilion Cantilever Stem Bars 3 steel stem with Lauterwasser bars Headset Steel clip Saddle Wrights

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/kh-granby-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Jack Green
    on brazed on boss under bottom bracket Brakes Gloria Lam Stem Bars Unknown Continental alloy stem with Maes Kint bars with Paget bottles Saddle Brooks B 17 Narrow Extra details Chain guide on down tube Twin bar mounted Paget bottle cages with alloy bottles The previous owner was Gerald Tredwell of Wolverhampton still alive and strong at 84 years old and a founder member of the BLRC He competed in

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  • Freddie Grubb - 1950
    Gallery Ride calendar Links to related sites Freddie Grubb 1950 Owned by Keith Hellon Frame Freddie Grubb 1950 Seat tube 21 Top tube 22 WB 41 Wheels Weinmann alloy 27 HP rims with Campagnolo Tipo LF hubs Chainset Steel 3 arm with steel double rings Pedals Steel quill with Christophe toeclips Gears Simplex Tour de France 5 speed with Competition rod front changer Brakes Weinmann side pull Stem Bars Titan

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