Hobbs Superbe - 1948 (2)
Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020
|Frame||Hobbs Superbe 1948 frame no. D81263, seat tube 24", top tube 23", chainstays 17",|
|Wheels||Fiamme sprint rims on FB (Fratelli Brivio) 3-piece double sided hubs|
|Chainset||Chater-Lea 3-arm 6½" round cranks with Chater-Lea Chainring|
|Pedals||Chater-Lea sprint pedals with brooks toeclips and straps|
|Brakes||GB Coureur brake set with early GB levers|
|Stem/Bars||GB Spearpoint alloy stem with GB Maes bars|
|Saddle||Brooks B17 Swallow on Strata seatpost|
|Extra details||Pifco lamps rear and front, fleur de lis motif engraved bell.
It was acquired on ebay as frame and fork and needed a respray and re-chroming, came with original and complete Lytaloy headset and bottom bracket. It was resprayed by a local painter under my supervision when I stayed loyal to original gold color. Decals from H Lloyd and green linings applied by me.
I fell in love with fancy-lugged English bikes 5 years ago, after collecting italians for many years.