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Paris Galibier - 1951

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Robin Walker

FrameParis Galibier 1951 - built by Paris Cycles; frame number 7307; frame size 23"; wheelbase 41"
Wheels27" Conloy Asp HP rims on Airlite Continental large-flange 40/32 hole hubs
ChainsetRare Simplex Ekla cranks (very slim) with Chater Lea chainring
PedalsChater Lea with Christophe toeclips and straps
GearsSimplex JUY51 4-speed with twin-cable operation. The second cable automatically adjusts the tension on the rollers and is 'spliced' to the main cable
BrakesAlp Hi-Life
Stem/BarsFancy lugged steel stem with alloy Concorde bars
SaddleBrooks B17 Swallow
Extra detailsThe frame was purchased from a friend in Essex. It was damaged with fractured bottom bracket/seat tube joint (not unknown in Galibiers!) and was expertly repaired by Doug Pinkerton. Refinished and restored by myself and built up with appropriate period correct equipment
Thanks for reading

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Robin Walker

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