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Gillott Fleur de Lys Superbe - 1954

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Peter Lowry

FrameGillott Fleur de Lys 23" road/path. Finished in flam. blue with gold lug lining. Round forks
WheelsConstrictor 'Cobra' rims with 15/17 spokes, Harden 'Bacon Slicer' front hub
ChainsetChater Lea 48 chainring on round cranks
Pedals Chater Lea T bar, GB toeclips, Binda straps
PedalsChater Lea T bar, GB toeclips, Binda straps
GearsSturmey Archer FM
Stem/BarsTitan 4" steel stem with Reynolds Pelissier bars
SaddleBrooks B17 Swallow
Extra DetailsIn the 1950's when I was time trialling on my Hetchins 'Experto Crede' I lost my heart to a Gillott 'Fleur de Lys' sadly before I could do anything about getting one - could I really afford another bike, I don't think so - Queen Liz sent me off to fight the Communists in Malaya. A dream gone forever... or so I thought, that is until Hilary introduced me to the V.C.C., then the dream was reborn. It is a very sprightly ride but I'm afraid my little legs do not do the justice that it deserves, but oh, I do wallow in nostalgia when I ride it.
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Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Peter Lowry

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