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Rotrax 'La Premiere' - 1957

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Peter Underwood

Frame24” seat tube; 22½” top tube; 17¼” chainstays; ??? BB height; Frame number 57 408 (1957); No. is at along one edge of BB; Nervex Type 45 lugs and fork crown; oval to round fork blades; dark green with ‘Rotrax’ head badge, down tube transfers and seat tube transfer. Agrati rear ends. Brake cable eyes (+ one cable guide) under top tube; Gear cable guide BB and eye on chainstay, also lever stop under down tube; lamp boss RH fork blade; carrier eyes on seat stays; mudguard eyes on ends.
WheelsWeinmann 27" HP 40h rim Airlite rear s/f double-fixed hub. Dunlop Light Alloy 32h rim on Blumfield s/f front hub; 15/17 DB spokes; Continental 27 x 1 1/8 tyres.
ChainsetBSA 5-pin chainset with 46T x 1/8" ring, 6½” cranks; TDC bottom bracket
PedalsLyotard Marcel Berthet platform pedals with Christophe clips and toestraps
GearsSingle-speed fixed with 19T sprocket (65.4") or 20T (62.1")
BrakesGB Coureur Plus levers and stirrups with rubber hoods
Stem/BarsGB alloy spearpoint stem 3½” with GB alloy Maes bars with ferrule
SaddleBrooks B17 Swallow on alloy 27.2 seatpost
Extra DetailsMudguards when fitted – white Bluemels. This is now my 'wet-weather' fixed-wheel machine being the only one I have with mudguards.

Having been threatened with a visit from the Somerset Style Police (C.O. Peter Lowry) I have re-taken these images with the BSA ring in the correct place on the cranks, i.e. the 'S' opposite the crank.
Thanks for reading

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Peter Underwood

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