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Higgins Ultralite SWB tandem - 1946

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Jeremy and Fay Jones

FrameHiggins Ultralite bronze-welded double-diamond short-wheelbase frame no. 6562 (1946); Front seat tube 23½", rear 23";
Wheels26 x 1¼" steel Dunlop rims on Airlite large-flange tandem rear with small-flange Solite tandem front
ChainsetInline chain drive with Williams single front to double at rear
PedalsConloy Cobra
GearsBenelux 3-speed with top tube lever
BrakesResilion cantilevers and levers front and rear
Stem/BarsGB Maes bars on steel 'lapped' stem front and combined seat/stem rear
SaddleDunlop rubber
Extra DetailsThe tandem was offered to me through my modern cycling club, the thriving San Fairy Ann, having previously been in the hands of successive members of the club since it was bought by its first owner, a Ray Sellens. It is still in its original crackle finish and transfers. There has been some updating of components over the years - mainly the Benelux gear from the '50s - so I was delighted to be able simply to clean it up, replace some bearings etc and begin to use it without a transforming 'restoration'.
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Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Jeremy and Fay Jones

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