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Gillott Spear - 1949

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Bob Damper

FrameNumber 949874, seat tube 23", top tube 22", wheelbase 43"; Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing; frame renovation by Vaz Finishes in flamboyant bronze with flamboyant green head and seat panel, lugs outlined in black.
WheelsSolite 32H front hub, Sturmey Archer FW 40H rear hub, Dunlop Special Lightweight rims 26 x 1¼"
ChainsetChater-Lea 42t on TDC bottom bracket
PedalsChater-Lea Sprint Catos toeclips, Christophe straps
GearsSturmey Archer FW 4-speed with Cyclo 3-speed conversion, 16-19-23T, giving 12 speeds; Cyclo Benelux derailleur mechanism; gear range 31.7-86.4 inches.
BrakesGB Hiduminium
Stem/BarsSteel of unknown make
SaddleWilby W18
Extra detailsEarly long-trigger Sturmey Archer 4-speed control. The Wilby saddle (how many others have you seen?) Chossy saddlebag on Midland bag support. Pump: Bluemels 19"

HISTORY:  the frame bought from Peter McLeod at Reading Lightweight Ride 2007, other parts bought from various jumbles, Ebay, personal contacts in V-CC or local cycling scene.    It has been set up for touring in hilly/mountainous country.

Thanks for reading

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Bob Damper

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