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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.

Product Info

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).

Components details;

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.

Product Info

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.

Product Info

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.

Product Info

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.

Components details;

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.

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