Cliff Pratt - This looks rather good
RO Harrison which I think is 52', If I've understood the frame number system correctly.
Bought this Buckley Brothers frame which looks interesting.
Triangulated chain stays which from research were offered from 1937 -
That’s nice! Where do you keep finding this stuff?!!
Thanks, Random searches on ebay.
This looks rather good, Collection only from Kenilworth unfortunately -
That Kenilworth bike looks as though it could be a gem!
I notice it seems to have a surprisingly steep head angle, and I don't think it's the result of having been crashed since the fork rake is correspondingly small.
H-G and B Silver Star from 1952 - Can't find anything on this builder.
It has the brakes you’re after :)
I really like the look of it.
Yes - Would be good to buy it but they won't entertain posting it.
Perhaps you could make an offer with the condition that they have to keep it until the lockdown has eased - it's not all that far away. Alternatively you could probably pay a courier to collect it.
I've never heard of 'H-G & B', but the frame looks OK - what a pity about the refinishing which looks like an example of the reason why old bike frames should never be powder coated!
I'll take a look at these options I think, Thanks.
Recent purchase which looks to be a detailed look at the life and work of
AJ (Pop) Hodge -
If anyone would like a read once I've finished it, Let me know.
I bought a collection only bike from Ebay a few months back and the seller kindly dropped it at their LBS. For a £20-30 fee the shop packed it up nicely and I had a courier pick it up. Can’t remember exactly, think it was more like £20. [Think the courier would charge £20 to deliver a box first but you’d then need the seller to pack it. LBS obviously have plenty of boxes!] So around £45 all in for packing and courier. Worked pretty well. Think you’ll struggle to find a courier that will transport a bike unpacked.
Thanks, I'll look into it.
RO Harrison according to decals but doesn't seem to have the correct frame numbers - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274566983118
I've just refound this photo which shows a method of dealing with the cable problem.
Although it's not elegant it does work.
The straddle cable is just an ordinary brake cable with a solderless nipple on the right hand side, and the return springs (just visible in the photo) are from Campag rear fork end stops.
This method would be useful where the frame is not drilled for a caliper brake spindle - as mentioned above somewhere recently.
I think that would have been me and Resilion, Really great way of getting around the cable issue. Thanks @clubman
Set of 55'-56' Williams cranks for sale - https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/356321/
Mystery pre-WWII project with interesting parts:
And a similar era tandem:
Both in kenilworth.
Oof, that tandem. Lovely.
Lol at the current position of the stoker's bars - perhaps it was used by a husband and wife orangutan team
Clearly a very close couple :)
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