Classic Lightweights UK
Jack Sibbit 'Special' track bikeOwned by: Gary Higgitt
Inch-pitch block chain, sprocket and Chater-Lea chainset
Image showing headlugs, fork crown for round forks,
Major Taylor adjustable stem and track bars
Jack Sibbit was a well-known track cyclist from the early twenties through to the thirties. He raced all over the UK on hard tracks such as Herne Hill and his local track, Fallowfield in Manchester. He also competed regularly on grass tracks and was to win twelve National Championships at all distances. He was easily identified by his sleeveless jerseys and muscular build.
He finished racing in 1938 and became a track cycling official, poacher turned gamekeeper some may say! He was British Team Manager for both 1948 and 1949 World Championships in Holland and Denmark. He produced custom-made cycles at 475 Stockport Road, Manchester from 1946 until his death in November 1950 at the age of 55. It is not known who built the cycles for Jack, or even if he built them himself.
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