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Hilton Wrigley 'Connoisseur' - 1965

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

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Frame Hilton Wrigley 'Connoisseur' 1965; frame no. 65002; Seat and top tubes 22", hand-cut lugs; Campagnolo 'long' rear ends.
WheelsFiamme sprints on early Campagnolo large-flange QR hubs with straight levers
ChainsetStronglight model 63
PedalsCampagnolo steel Record quill
GearsEarly Campagnolo Record steel rear gear and Capagnolo front changer operated with bar-end levers
BrakesUniversal model 61 centre-pull
Stem/BarsGB Maes bars on GB stem
SaddleEarly Brooks Professional (1960) with Campagnolo twin-bold seatpost
Extra DetailsHilton Wrigley was the builder of highly crafted frames, from the early 50s through to the mid 60s. He produced the frames in the small village of Marsden,situated on the edge of the Moors leading from Huddersfield to Oldham. Many of the leading Huddersfield riders of the era, such as Brian Haskell. Tom Oldfield, Dennis Scholes, and Ken Balmforth, rode on Wrigleys in the early part of their careers, Haskell & Scholes who were both skilled sheet metal workers helped in the small workshop doing tasks such as filing lugs etc.
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