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Ernie Clements 'Ercal' - 1953

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Derek Browne

FrameErnie Clements,1953; Frame No. 6268; Frame model Ercal. size 21"; Finish "French blue" with lugs lined in gold
WheelsFiamme sprints on Campag Gran Sport steel barrel small-flange, quick release hubs
ChainsetTA rings on 3-pin adaptor set on Duprat hollow cranks (Ex-Brian Haskell team Viking)
PedalsPhilips Steel quill (ex-Les Wilson, B.S.A team)
GearsCampagnolo Gran Sport front and rear
BrakesUniversal model 51
Stem/BarsTitan stem with Maes bars
SaddleSaddle "butchered" B17 competition, Seatpin Campag Gran Sport twin bolt
Extra DetailsOrigionally the frame had a Cyclo gear hanger drop out, but when Tim started racing on the frame he had a Campag hanger fitted. Vittoria tub carrier on saddle rails.

The origional owner tells me he purchased it for his wife in 1953, confirmed by Nigel land. Both Ken and Maureen Horton of the Rutland C.C. purchased frames from E.Clements, Ken still Has his and Maureen gave me hers 3 years ago. Their sonTim who was a highly sucsessfull member of my club the Halifax Racing Club through the 70’s and 80’s started his racing career on this frame.

Thanks for reading

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Derek Browne

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