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Hill Special Road/path 1951

Owned by Peter Edwards

Hill Special 1

Hill Special Road/path all-chrome  frame No. E277; 24"; built with Reynolds 531 special temper tubing and Jenolised against corrosion; 73° head 71° seat with Nervex Super Professional lugs modified to Hill design; 41" wheelbase; Bottom bracket 11¼" (27" wheels); Chater Lea front and rear ends; fork crown Professional with spearpoint design-fork blades oval to round section 2¼" rake
Wheels Sprint rims built onto Sturmey Archer ASC fixed-gear hub and 16T sprocket
Chainset Williams cottered with 46T chainwheel
Pedals French
Gears Sturmey Archer ASC (giving: 58.2" - 69.85" - 77.62" gears)
Brakes Front only GB Coureur
Stem/Bars GB alloy
Headset Walton and Brown Continental with 5/32" balls
Saddle Brooks B5N - Seat pin Reynolds RR 56 alloy
Extras Chater Lea lamp bracket
Price of All-chrome road/path "28 2s 0d + £7 0s 6d purchase tax - total £35 2s 6d (frame only £16 16s 0d - no purchase tax)

Hill Special 2
Head tube showing Super Professional lugs and lubrication to lower bearings
Hill Special 3
Chater Lea rear ends plus Sturmey Archer ASC gear

Hill Special 4
BB showing twin lubrication and lugs