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  • Mills track bike
    on Stronglight BB with TA axle Pedals Campagnolo Pista with Christophe clips Gears Single speed fixed Brakes Universal 51 side pull front only Stem Bars Cinelli Piste steel bars 38cm on Cinelli badged Piste stem 12 5cm Saddle Brooks B17 with copper rivets on Campagnolo twin bolt seat post Extra details Resprayed by Mario Vaz A F Mills was located at 108 Welling High Street Kent close to Holmes of

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/mills-griff-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • H R Morris 1957
    tubing with Nervex Professional head lugs Wheels Campag large flange Gran Sport hubs on alloy sprint rims Chainset Stronglight type 53 or 54 with 46 49 Simplex double chainrings Pedals Sheffield Corsa model 645 with Christophe toeclips and straps Gears Huret 4 speed Tour de France rear Huret Bobet front changer Brakes Mafac Racer Stem Bars Titan stem with Kint Maes bars Saddle Blocked Brooks Professional with Titan alloy seat

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/hrm-clarke-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • HR Morris bicycle 1949
    given the opportunity of buying this directly from Dick Morris Even then I realised that this was a once in a lifetime offer Fantastic hand cut headbadge designed and cut by HRM The features that make it special If you accept that the London fashion for fancy lugwork which started before World War Two peaked in the late 40 s early 1950 s then this unique cycle is at the very pinacle of this type of workmanship There are ten cut outs in each head lug and sixteen cut outs in the bottom bracket Nothing else from the period comes close to this The workmanship is flawless go around this frame with a magnifying glass it really is quite exceptional One point to remember is that when this frame was new it was at the forefront of style unlike later fancy lugged frames from the 1960 s onwards which are really in this writer s opinion retro frames Of note on the frame are the modified alloy head clip left and Constrictor see the snake alloy lamp bracket Note also the splendid matching Morris made sloping stem which has been on this machine since new What can I say about the head badge above right The frame is built up with the following period equipment of note Harden Flyweight hubs these are double fixed and have cup and cone bearings I think this type of Harden hub is probably the most attractive to be seen up to this period The earlier Flyweight hubs have a single curvature in the centre but this particular version has the double curvature very much like the later Campag Record alloy hub These are matched to San Giorgio sprint sew up racing rims Chainset is a Stronglight 49D slightly modified Note the extra chamfering the

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/avt-hrmorris.html (2016-02-09)
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  • HR Morris Special Model
    is the very elaborate lugwork in which his initials are cut into every lug the whole frame is covered in M s and HRM s These lugs are a labour of love Dick told me that they took a two full weeks to file the lugs prior to making the frame It should be clearly noted that these fancy lugs are all cut from the blank lug by hand and that nothing has been added the object was to remove metal and not to add This machine was ordered new by Ray Bennnis in October 1963 and still has its original finish period equipment Anything else H R Morris or Dick Morris as was known built many frames whilst employed by others long before he started making frames under his own name in late 1950 s From then onwards he made about 450 H R Morris frames All of these are well crafted all were made by the master himself but very few were exceptional I have now spent fifteen years looking out for outstanding examples of his workmanship but now doubt that he made more than twenty very fine frames and maybe as low as fifteen What I am

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  • H R Morris 1964
    the seat stays wrap over the top tube the front and rear ends appear to be hand made the frame number is stamped both on the rear end and behind the fork crown Wheels Airlight double fixed large flange hubs spoked 28 28 with 15 17swg spokes into Fiamme track sprint rims Chainset Chater Lea 6 cranks two arm with third bolt into rear of crank 48 x 1 8

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  • H R Morris Touring Bike 1965
    hubs Chainset Stronglight 49D cranks with T A chainset 48 45 Pedals Lyotard 460D Christophe toe clips Lapize straps Gears Front Simplex rod control Rear Cyclo Mark 8 Tourist 3 sp with Cyclo shift lever mounted on top tube 3 sp TDC freewheel Brakes Mafac cantilevers soon to be replaced with original Mafac Driver brakes Stem Bars GB Kromo stem with GB Touring bars Headset TDC repro Saddle Brooks B17

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  • H R Morris Tourer 1969
    by side Wheels Weinmann rims on Maillard hubs Chainset Chater Lea pre war Pedals make unknown Gears Suntour 5 speed will be replaced by Campagnolo with Campag bar end lever Brakes Mafac cantilever brakes with Weinmann levers Stem Bars Win stem with Reynolds Touring bars Saddle Brooks B18 Extra details I was pleased to get this machine as as HRM was my bike shop when I had my first serious

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/hrm-td-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Readers' Bikes: classic bikes and their details
    built tubular steel racks front one was disposed of by earlier owner due to corrosion Lucifer dynamo on nearside chainstay twin Simplex gear lever which operates front and rear derailleurs on the same side lug on offfside chainstay just behind bottom bracket for rear derailleur tension spring pump pegs and lamp bracket Wheels FB Fratelli Brivio large flange hubs with unknown make of 27 x 1 HP rim Chainset Simplex steel Tourist model 44 28 double chainrings mounted on BSA steel 6 5 5 pin cranks Pedals Brampton racing with aluminium alloy side plates Gears Front Cyclo Benelux operated from offside of frame Rear 4 speed Simplex Touriste model introduced in 1951 4 speed Simplex block with 14 28 tooth sprockets providing a bottom gear of 27 Brakes FB Fratelli Brivio large flange hubs with unknown make of 27 x 1 1 4 rim Stem Bars GB alloy girder stem with GB Maes bars Saddle Brooks B15 Standard Extra details W P Newton was president of the Actonia cycle club and the head transfer incorporates the Acton coat of arms I have owned this bike for about four years and have used it for many hilly rides including one over

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