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  • Youngs cycle
    Atom with GB professional toe clips Gears Cyclo Benelux front and rear rear Mk 7 and front operated by Cyclo bar end lever 4 speed block Brakes GB Sport Stem Bars Maes pattern on Pivo stem Saddle Brooks B17 Extra details Vittoria pump pegs with Apex Grand Prix pump Frame purchased from Ray Young Although not the earliest frame known that is 117 it is probably one of the few in original condition and shows the Gothic down tube transfers and seat tube badge with design borrowed from Cinelli but featuring a rider in mountainous landscape This and a hand holding a touch may represent support for the BLRC and their fight for mass start racing Similarly the head badge contains a flaming torch in front of a bolt of lightning These early head badges are larger than the more familiar ones of similar design used from the late 1950s onwards These frames were made to a formula by Jim Collier for a number bike shops Strangely they take a 26 8mm seat pin and feature an eccentric arched back brake bridge but are very light for the period and have excellent ride characteristics The Benelux Mk 7 has the

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  • Pennine Italia 1971
    Stainless toe clips Gears Campagnolo Nuovo record rear 1974 Campagnolo Record 1960s front with Campagnolo Braze on downtube shifters Brakes Universal Super 68 Sidepull brakes and levers Stem Bars GB alloy stem and bars Saddle Brooks Swallow Extra details Forged fork crown Seat stays directly brazed to frame not wraparound and chromed forks and stays are unusual original features for this make The front changer is the early 1960 s type with cable stop and flat cage Frame purchased used from Whitaker and Mapplebeck in 1974 This was built short for time trialling but has just enough clearance for mudguards and the Campagnolo short dropouts have mudguard eyes Johnny Mapplebeck advised me the frame had been built to a very specific customer order but its original owner had then discovered girls and could no longer afford to race he pointed out the forged fork crown which he personally regarded as a bit of a trend marginally adding to the weight at a time when many riders were drilling out The other atypical feature for this make is directly brazed seat stays Pennine were usually wrap round I took this bike with me as my racing machine to university I transferred the Stronglight 49D Cranks TA rings at that time from my 1970 Pennine and I have managed exactly to replace the worn out Lyotard pedals I still have the 1970 s shoes and plates to match I have now restored the bike to near original with wheels built up from 1970 s period parts using double butted stainless steel spokes in place of chrome I rode this bike until 1991 then lent it to my youngest brother who rode it occasionally for pleasure until I re acquired it in 2011 the frame was reconditioned by Arthur Caygill Cycles of Richmond

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  • Daycock cycle builder
    in his 70s eventually sold the shop on and he and Florence retired to live with their daughter in East Preston near Worthing He died in Worthing in 1993 and his wife a year later Several shops that carry his name remain to this day Someone who worked in the shop for eight years from the mid 70s told me that Harry was of modest character highly skilled but had no formal engineering qualifications However this did not stop him from carrying out essential engineering work during WW II Despite being born in the East End he never spoke with a Cockney accent and he was well turned out in tweeds with shirt and tie This attire very much defined a person especially before the war The same was true of H R Morris where the pictures of him in jumper and bobble hat in later life were out of character Of slim build and spritely in old age he would chase mischievous kids down the street who would creep in when the shop was empty and with Harry upstairs re arrange the stock so that he could not find anything The few examples of his work that have come to light so far show what an accomplished frame builder he really was with his own distinctive lug styles and detailing I myself have acquired a frame made I think in the early 1950s which has spear point hand cut lugs with some lovely details There were at one time notes and illustrations made of these lug styles which cannot at present be traced A shortlist of known bike frames is as follows Frame no 0969 DAYCOCK c1930s Location offside rear drop out 1118 late 1930s Location offside rear drop out Purchased secondhand in 1946 but told a date of

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  • Bianchi 'Paris Roubaix' 1951
    Brev 453949 brakeset Stem Bars Ambrosio Champion stem with Ambrosio Coppi bars Saddle Brooks B17 Oval badged Extra details Like most of these bikes it was imported by Matt Newton of Middlesborough I have replaced the Gran Sport derailleur with a Campag Paris Roubaix gear A previous owner had converted from P R to Gran Sport The frame still has the original toothed rear ends Paris Roubaix drive Close up

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  • Eastern block cycle racing
    Italian team Italy also won the new 100km road team time trial event in which the Soviet Union finished third 1960 Olympic road race Kapitanov USSR beats Trapê Italy for the gold medal Kapitanov won the race on an Italian Cinelli machine Cycling events for women were not included in the Olympics until the 1980s However Eastern Bloc women cyclists continued to dominate the UCI world championships during the 1960s Russian women headed by Galina Ermolaeva won the world sprint title every year throughout the decade In the women s individual pursuit Britain s Beryl Burton triumphed every year from 1959 to 1963 and then again in 1966 but was succeeded by Russia s Tamara Garushina and Raisa Obodovskaya in the late 1960s Amongst the amateur men at the world championships East German Georg Stolze won the amateur stayers event in 1960 the Soviet Union the team pursuit in 1963 1964 and 1965 and Omar Phakadze also of the Soviet Union won the match sprint title in 1965 The number of UCI world title events for amateur men was substantially increased during the 1960s In 1962 both the 4 000 metre team pursuit and the 1 000 metre individual TT were introduced as well as the 100km road team time trial All three were already Olympic cycling events as was the tandem match sprint which the UCI introduced in 1966 This brought the total number of amateur UCI titles to be contested annually up to eleven This increase in the number of amateur world titles eminently suited Eastern Bloc cycling interests as did the restructuring of the UCI which occurred in 1965 Thereafter professional cycle sport was administered by the FICP Fédération Internationale de Cyclisme Professionel while amateur cycling fell under the FIAC Fédération Internationale Amateur de Cyclisme with the UCI remaining as an umbrella organisation With Eastern Bloc nations dominating the FIAC the amateur body grew rapidly to ultimately include 127 member nations across five continents But while Eastern Bloc cycling successes continued to gather momentum at the UCI world championships during the 1960s results from the Olympics were disappointing At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics JiÅ i Daler of Czechoslovakia won the individual pursuit title and the Soviet Union took the silver medal in the tandem sprint but these were the only triumphs At the 1968 Mexico Olympics Janusz Kierkowski of Poland won the bronze medal in the 1 000 metre individual TT to give the Eastern Bloc its solitary medal success During the 1960s Eastern Bloc men s national road teams began to compete successfully in major amateur road races in Western Europe particularly stage races Britain s multi stage Milk Race and France s Tour de l Avenir both of which were widely reported in the media were prime targets In 1962 the Milk Race was won by Eugen Pokorny of the Polish team and in 1966 the Pole Jozef Gawilezek triumphed in the race Overall during the 1960s Eastern Bloc cycling consolidated its place as the

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  • Condor - Bill Hurlow cycle
    by Condor frame no 6382 Seat tube 25 Wheels Campagnolo large flange Record hubs on Mavic sprint rims Chainset Williams AB77 chainset Pedals Campagnolo Gears Campagnolo band on levers Campagnolo rear changer and Campagnolo match box front mech Brakes Universal Stem Bars Reynolds Pelessier bars on Pivo adjustable stem TDC headset Saddle Brooks saddle on Campagnolo Record seat pin Extra details NOS flint catchers Paintwork is by Kevin Winters Ibought

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  • Reynolds tubing transfers
    Ride calendar Links to related sites The history of Reynolds tubing through Nick Tithecott s catalogue of transfers Author Nick Tithecott Nick of H Lloyd Cycles has allowed us access to his comprehensive history of Reynolds steel tubing via the transfers used on frames to identify the tubing used in its construction This not only gives a comprehensive history of the tubing made by Reynolds but also helps to date

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  • Classic lightweights template
    1948 note Swiss badge on mudguard and Lucifer dynamo on left fork blade This machine was used by the origal owner for touring in France and Switzerland In March 2000 during discussion with John Bornhoft Kingston Wheelers John said a number of the Middlesex Clarion rode Duke s machines in the mid 1940 s Duke s business was then situated at or close to the Target roundabout on Western Avenue Christine Watts has been unable to establish the exact address but it is presumably where Duke was declared bankrupt Bornhoft died shortly after so I was unable to follow up this line Advertisement in Cycling from November 10th 1948 DUKE S 20TH CENTURY CYCLES FRAMES Not exhibiting at Earls Court Exhibition but we are doing so during this period at 19 Kenway Road Earls Court Road Traders clubmen etc cordially invited where entirely new designs can be seen Works 6 Boot Street London N 1 Exhibiting at Earls Court would have been very expensive and above the means of a small firm such as Duke Many small builders held their own shows to coincide with the annual Cycle Show It seems probable that Duke held his display in a friendly cycle shop with whom they may have done business being near to Earls Court they would expect to attract some show visitors Advertisement in Cycling December 15th 1948 DUKES CYCLES for genuine handbuilt frames to your own specification Any type of finish given Continental a speciality Frames in 531 or Kromo from 7 10 onwards The following advertisement appeared weekly in Cycling from December 22nd 1948 to the end of February 1949 DUKE Atomic Age of Cycle Construction 20th Century Frames are genuinely hand built no jigs used as 90 are manufactured in this way Every tube guaranteed mitred to

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