Ellis Briggs - 1947 (ex-Des Robinson)
Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020
|Frame||Ellis Briggs - 1947; 22½" seat tube, 22½" top tube; angles 72º head, 70º seat;|
|Wheels||Fiamme sprint rims on Airlite small-flange quick-release hubs|
|Chainset||Durax cranks with Simplex double rings and Simplex 5-speed freewheel|
|Gears||Simplex Tour de France rear changer, Simplex rod-changer front|
|Stem/Bars||Reynolds Pelissier bars on Jack Briggs steel stem|
|Saddle||Brooks B17 Standard|
|Extras Details||This machine was originally owned by Des Robinson, brother of Brian (who the first British rider to win a stage in the Tour de France). It was given to me by Des and it was restored to original using archive photographs and with help from Des.
In 1947 he rode this bike to victory in the Bath Road, Westerly R C 100-mile time trial. He won the Isle of Man International on it in 1949 and later the same year rode it in the World Championships in Denmark where he finished 10th, the following year he competed on it in the 1950 World Championships at Ypres in Belgium.