Hobbs Superbe - 1948 (1)
Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020
|Frame||HOBBS Superbe; 19 ½”; (1948) Frame No: B 8708; 21 ½” top tube;
17 ¼” chainstays; 10 3/4” BB; Reynolds 531 tubing, Finished Burgundy with white seat panel and head - gold lug lining. Frame restored 2009 by Mario Vaz.
|Wheels||26” Weinmann alloy rims (40/32 spokes) with on Racelite hubs 15/17 spokes|
|Chainset||Stronglight steel cottered 5-pin with TA double ring 43/40 giving a 43.3" low gear|
|Pedals||Constrictor ‘Boa’ quill pedals with Christophe toe-clips and straps|
|Gears||Simplex Tour de France 5-speed rear changer, Simplex Competition 'rod' front changer with 5-speed 14 - 24T freewheel|
|Brakes||GB Hiduminium stirrups front and rear with early GB levers|
|Stem/Bars||Reynolds alloy stem 2" with GB Maes bars|
|Saddle||Brooks B17 Swallow|
|Extra details||Bluemels white pump and mudguards.|
This frame (blue then) was purchased several years ago at the ‘Boot and Back’, a V-CC event, from a good friend. It was built-up with Sturmey-Archer 4-speed FM gear but has just been refinished and rebuilt to my favourite specification.