Hilton Wrigley International - 1950's
Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020
|Frame||1950's Hilton Wrigley International; frame number 281 which is different to most H W numbers which are four figures; seat tube 24"|
|Wheels||27" HP Weinmann rims on 32/40 Fratelli Brivio (FB) hubs|
|Chainset||Stronglight steel 3-arm cottered 170 cranks with TA converter to TA 54/45 double rings on Bayliss Wiley bottom bracket with 2C axle|
|Pedals||Constrictor Conloy Cobra with GB toeclips and Christophe straps|
|Gears||Campagnolo Gran Sport rear with Record front Regina 3-speed freewheel 16-18-20|
|Brakes||First Generation GB Coureur centre-pull with GB Superhood + levers and hoods|
|Stem/Bars||Early GB Maes bars on GB Spearpoint stem|
|Saddle||Modern Brooks Swift|
|Extra Details||Mudguards are Spencer shorties, Apex Gran Prix alloy pump.
Owned by my grandfather since the 50’s who after conversations with Norris Lockley I believe knew Hilton Wrigley through his work at Brook Motors and cycling in the Colne Valley Wheelers. My grandfather passed away in 2004 while living out in Cypress and his bikes came to me. I rebuilt the Wrigley in 2005 from just the frame, forks and crank set with other parts my grandfather had packed away in various boxes and old cloths! The paintwork still being in good condition I left how I found it, unsure whether it is original or a later re-spray. (I think Norris believes it is a re-spray due to the italic down-tube decals).