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  • Major Brothers touring - 1959
    so Major s I have seen have all been touring clubman machines this one features some unique engineering solutions The brothers Frank and Arthur ended up falling out and setting up rival shops The orginal shop finally closed in 1969 although no frames were built after about 1962 Frame Major Brothers Touring 531 Nervex lugs Built for 26 x 1 which continued to be popular with tourists who enjoyed rough stuff due to the far greater mudguard clearance and giving a slightly stronger wheel Braze on for dynamo on rear seat stay concealed dynamo cabling Lamp bracket on left hand fork for continental touring Braze on for a rear mech as the cycle was designed orginally for hybrid gearing Wheels Conloy Boa the heavier solid version on Sturmey FM rear and front small flange FB the worlds finest hub according to Arthur Major One advantage of this combination is that you can have the same spoke length if rear built 4x and front 3x Chainset Williams C34 with 44t ring Pedals Lyotard 460D wide double sided so can be used with walking type shoes and without clips useful when pushing the bike on a rough track Gears Sturmey Archer FM Brakes Weinmann Cantilevers originally Mafac driver which had become badly corroded with Mafac Guidonnet levers which allow braking from the top of the bars Stem Bars GB Maes bars on GB alloy spearpoint stem Steel Campag record headset Saddle Brooks B17 Extra details Special features the front brake has no outer cable it runs around a pulley after exiting the lever straight down to the brake The rear straddle cable starts under the top tube and pulleys placed either side allow it to run to the brake Pulleys are fitted on an adapted Huret bottom bracket cable guide See images

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/major-bros-griffith-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Major Nichols bicycle 1963
    How was it acquired A gentleman in Sutton Coldfield I think responded to an advertisement of mine seeking good machines I drove up and bought it on sight The features that make this special Since the equipment on this machine is fairly typical of the period and non stands out I have to say that it is the amazing all original paintwork and transfers What a stunning choice the original

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/majornicholsavt.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Major-Nicholls Harradine
    like the original finish as was my 1973 model 7383 I rebuilt the bike recently and am hoping to ride it on the Major Nichols ride out this year Frame 1970 Major Nichols Record No 7050 Reynolds 531 DB throughout Zeus front and rear dropouts Seat tube 22 5 C to T Top tube 22 25 C to C Wheelbase 39 Wheels Campagnolo large flange hubs Milremo Montreal sprint rims

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/major-nicholls-harradine2-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Major Nichols cycle 1971
    Campagnolo Gran Sport front and rear with Campag bar end levers Brakes Weinmann 500 sidepull Stem Bars Pivo 11 5 stem with Fiamme bars Saddle Brooks on alloy seat pin Extra details This frame is very similar to one I raced in the mid seventies No 7383 though mine had no braze on fittings I had another Nichols frame from 1965 but it was too big for me so I

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/major-nichols-harradine-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Mal Rees 1951
    frame with round to round forks 21 top tube 17 chain stays Nervex Professional Lugs finished dark grey with white head tube and bands on seat tube Wheels 26 Conloy Asp rims on Airlite LF front hub 15 17 spokes tied and soldered Rear SA FM 17 tooth freewheel Chainset Chater Lea 6 round cranks with 44t ring Pedals Chater Lea sprint pedals with Christophe toeclips and straps Gears Sturmey

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/MalRees1951.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Mal Rees - Hurlow
    Chainset Campagnolo Record double 151 BCD Pedals Campagnolo Record with Campagnolo toe clips Gears Campagnolo Record front and rear derailleurs bar end controls Brakes Universal 68 brakeset Stem Bars Cinelli steel stem and GB Binda bars Saddle Brooks Professional on Campagnolo seatpost Extra details The frame in common I m told with many sixties frames has no braze ons whatsoever which is a good excuse to use lots of lovely

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/mal-rees-penfold-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Mercian Super Bi-laminated 1950
    grease nipple on top of bottom bracket round fork blades Wheels Dunlop special lightweight chrome 27 rims on 40x 32 Airlite large flange hubs Rear double sided fixed with 15 and 19 tooth cogs 27x1 Dunlop sports tyres Chainset Chater Lea 6 fluted cranks with 46t Chater Lea ring with Coventry x 1 8 chain Pedals Brampton B8 with Binda red straps Gears Single speed fixed Brakes GB Hiduminium lever on left side of bars and Hiduminium caliper Stem Bars GB Chrome 531 100mm stem with 7 8 dia alloy Reynolds Binda bars Saddle Brooks B37 Extra details Black pump with band on pump pegs This bike could be possibly the oldest Mercian in the USA ridden daily The C1950 Mercian Catalogue page4 shows Super Bi laminated frame for 19 19 00 The Frame is for the connoisseur bi laminated on all lugs with 3 extensions under all tubes built to customers own specification This bike in 2006 won The Best British Bike at LeCirque in Greensboro I did also show it with sprints and tubs on the Cyclo carriers Head showing Nervex Professional lugs with bi laminated extended tangs below the tubes GB stem and Binda bars Seat cluster

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/mercian-crump-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Mercian Campionissimo 1960
    sprints with Campagnolo small flange straight lever Record hubs with Vittoria tubular tyres Chainset TA Professional alloy wedge cottered cranks with double rings 49 52T Pedals Chater Lea Sprint Gears Campag Gran Sport 5 speed front and rear with down tube levers Brakes Universal 61 centre pull levers and calipers Stem Bars Stratalite Maes with cloth tape Velox bar plugs GB alloy 4 stem Saddle Brooks B17 Narrow on alloy

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/mercian-harding-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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