id forgotten about this @veloham, ive just been through the photos again, its a great build and i love the colour, im just thinking about colours for my 1946 Gillott. Would Orchard pink have been a thing back then?
Yes it is.!
These wheels are fitted with 23mm tyres, hence it is a little gappy but with say 25mm tyres and guards, i think it will look fine.
I bought these for the parts, so the frames are now redundant, they are also way to big for me.
1945 Hobbs Of Barbican , Blue Riband.
has been undercoated by hand i think so needs respraying.
Seat tube 25.1/4"
Top tube 23.1/2. (proper racing frame geometry)
No dents or issues with the frame that i can see.
Definitely built for 27.1.1/4 wheels. as can be seen by the photo
Next up a Holdsworth according to the previous owner who had had the frame since the 60s.
I cannot guarantee that this is a Holdsworth, however its a lovely frame with Campag dropouts, front and rear.
seat tube 25. 1/2"
Top tube 23.1/2"
Built for Mafac cantilever brake calipers, which i have and will be supplied along with the frame.
Mafac brake levers
SR quill stem
also supplied with the frame.
Built for 27.1.1/4" wheels.
A.J. Curnock track/path frame with round fork blades and twin plate fork crown.
Stunning paint and lug lining.
Photo fitted with 27.1.1'4 wheels which fit well.
The wheels are not for sale.
i have plenty more photos if you need them.
Pick up in Erith Kent or i can deliver to Central London.
Ha.!. Nice to meet you @jeff80
You have a Lovely brazed Mercian, makes me wish I had never sold my 653 frame.
What can I say..
Other than superb.
I was going to ask if you had glued the tyres on and taken the bike out for a proper spin but it sounds like you still have plenty to do.
1910 Rudge whitworth.
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