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R O Harrison Super Circuit - 1939Owned by: Neil Foddering
The Harry Grant Super Circuit was Harrison's top-of-the range massed-start model, priced at £14 14s; the other massed-start models were the Harry Grant Continental, which was specified with a simpler lug pattern, and the Continental, with less expensive equipment, although it came with a three-speed Osgear as standard. The "Super Circuit" was specified in the catalogue with "Simplex 3-speed, or to order", and the original owner of mine opted for the Osgear.
Harrison was one of the earliest makers to offer a "Continental" style model; the Harry Grant Continental model was described in the April 15 edition of Cycling Magazine as being of "accepted Continental design...", so it was a contemporary of the Hobbs Continental, which is also listed in Readers' Bikes.
Harry Grant was a well-known professional cyclist before the war; he held a number of motor-paced world records, and rode for for Selbach, Harrison and other British and Continental makers.
Below: Appropriate page from the 1938 R O Harrison catalogue showing Harry Grant
with his R O H Super Circuit
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