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Ellis Briggs - 1947 (ex-Des Robinson)

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Derek Browne

FrameEllis Briggs - 1947; 22½" seat tube, 22½" top tube; angles 72º head, 70º seat;
WheelsFiamme sprint rims on Airlite small-flange quick-release hubs
ChainsetDurax cranks with Simplex double rings and Simplex 5-speed freewheel
PedalsLyotard alloy
GearsSimplex Tour de France rear changer, Simplex rod-changer front
BrakesGB Hiduminium
Stem/BarsReynolds Pelissier bars on Jack Briggs steel stem
SaddleBrooks B17 Standard
Extras DetailsThis 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.
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Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Derek Browne

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