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Hobbs Superbe - 1948 (1)

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Patricia Killiard

FrameHOBBS 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.
Wheels26” Weinmann alloy rims (40/32 spokes) with on Racelite hubs 15/17 spokes
ChainsetStronglight steel cottered 5-pin with TA double ring 43/40 giving a 43.3" low gear
PedalsConstrictor ‘Boa’ quill pedals with Christophe toe-clips and straps
GearsSimplex Tour de France 5-speed rear changer, Simplex Competition 'rod' front changer with 5-speed 14 - 24T freewheel
BrakesGB Hiduminium stirrups front and rear with early GB levers
Stem/BarsReynolds alloy stem 2" with GB Maes bars
SaddleBrooks B17 Swallow
Extra detailsBluemels 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.

Thanks for reading

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Patricia Killiard

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