Paris Galibier 1946/47
Superbly restored 12 speed Paris Galibier, Lycett saddle with terrific patina, Campagnolo chainset, front & rear changers, shifters, rear dropouts & even pedals, toeclips, straps & strap ends! It’s going to be hard to find a better example than this.
Manufacturer – Paris, London.
Model – 1946/47 Paris Galibier 59 5-speed Experto Crede with mudguard eyes, cable-guides and pump fittings.
Frame Size; Seat tube (Centre-to-top) TBC Top Tube length
Frame number – Not found
Mechanical Condition – Outstanding
Cosmetic condition – Excellent, (a couple of scratches to the paintwork – not bad for a 70 year old).
Drilled Campagnolo Strada chainset, 175mm cranks.
Campagnolo shifters, Campagnolo Athena rear derailleur, Campagnolo mirage front derailleur
6 speed touring cassette
Unmarked sidepull brakes with Weinmann drilled levers
Unmarked stem (‘F’ on the bolt), unmarked handlebars with a lovely ‘swoop’, unmarked seatpost
Lycett cut-away saddle with terrific patina
Campagnolo Brevet pedals, toeclips, straps & even strap ends!
Wire flint catchers in excellent condition
Matching unmarked wire-on rims, unmarked large flange hubs with grease ports
27 X 1 1/4 Continental Supersport 100 tyres with a little wear
Stock number 8000080616
Robin J Holt Track Frame, 55 1/2cm
Beautiful track frame in terrific condition - (would make a terrific fixie if you're into that sort of thing). Not sure who Robin Holt is/was, but this is an amazing frame.
55 1/2cm seat tube (CTT), 55cm toptube, 120mm between inside rear dropouts, made of 531 competition tubing. Super-smooth Campagnolo Athena BB and Campagnolo headset.
Really does deserve a new owner who'll ride it like crazy!
'RJH95060205AM' is the longest frame number I'v ever seen!
Unique Hetchins Super Special Frames - 23"
This pair of Hetchins Superspecial (later Nulli Secundus) frames were purchased in July/August 1948, and I understand that their consecutive serial numbers makes them a unique pair, (48324*/48324*). They are both 23" frames with 23" top tubes, but one made for 27" wheels, the other for 26" wheels, (the ideal wedding present for the couple who have everything)? The frames were both restored to the highest standard in 2001 and have not been built up since. I have documentary records of the two owners they have had since they were purchased.
Frame Size; Seat tube (Centre-to-top) 23 , toptube 23”, one for 27" wheels, the other for 26" wheels.
Reynolds 531 butted tubing
Mechanical Condition – Immaculate
Cosmetic condition – Immaculate
Bates Volante 1939
Terrific early Bates with diadrant forks and cantiflex tubing. In very good condition, although slightly marred by amateurish gold lining. A delightful machine to ride.
Manufacturer – Bates of Westcliffe on Sea
Model – Volante
Frame Size; Seat tube (Centre-to-top) 23”/58cm Top Tube length 22 1/2”
Frame number – 9132
Mechanical Condition – Excellent
Cosmetic condition – Very good, although lining is amateurish, & handlebar tape has a small area of rubbing.
Chainset – Stronglight?
Non-period Shimano bar-end shifter, Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub
Weinmann brake levers with Weinmann sidepull brakes
Unmarked stem & handlebars.
Brooks Professional saddle
Unmarked quill pedals, (a little rust) with Christophe toeclips & Christophe leather straps
Mavic Open Sport rims with stainless spokes
Virtually unused Schwalbe Lugano tyres with moulding flash still evident.