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L H Brookes - 1950 'La Routiere'

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Keith Hellon

Frame1050 L H Brookes 'La Routiere'; frame No. 2014; 22½" seat tube and top tube; wheelbase 42½"
Wheels27" Dunlop steel HP with Airlite LF hubs
ChainsetDurax steel 3-pin - 46T
PedalsLyotard Quill with Christophe toeclips
GearsSimplex 4-speed Tour de France alloy
BrakesUniversal SP
Stem/BarsGB Hiduminium 4" with GB Maes bars
SaddleWrights Olympic
Extra detailsI was born in the Manchester area and did my utmost to keep up with Cyril Cartwright on the Fallowfield track; If only I had my XK8 then, what might have been. I came to the U.S 50 years ago and have been retired eight. I needed the excercise, so started collecting the bicycles to restore that I could never afford then. Ironic, isn't it. Ron Sant bought this machine from the original owner, so that makes me, by default, the complete bicycles' second owner! I do no box lining as I can no longer even hold a cup without spilling. The striper lives in the next block, and I do the painting myself. Also, I make the transfers
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Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Keith Hellon

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