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Spécial C.N.C. - 1947

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Bryan Clarke

FrameSpécial C.N.C. - 1947; frame size 22½” CTT, top tube 22¼”, 75 degs parallel, 41” Wheel base, over sized top tube, made for Super Champion Professionel gears (Osgear), Nivex ends.
WheelsMavic sprints on FB hubs with Sova wingnuts
ChainsetStronglight Competition type 55 with 49/46 Simplex rings
PedalsAtom with Christophe Special toe clips
GearsSuper Champion Professionel, 8 speed 3/32” 16,18,20,22 with alloy detensioner and Nivex jockey wheel, Super Champion rod changer
BrakesALP/CLB levers, LAM Super Dural callipers
Stem/BarsTitan, Kint - Maes bars
SaddleHenri Gauthier
Extra detailsVW bottle and cage, Pelissier flint catchers, Zefal pump

CNC were established just before WWII by the Fletcher family and were originally at 112 Boulevard de la Chapelle, Paris. They were greatly favoured by the League riders (see Bernard Howard’s reminiscences). This bike was originally owned by East London RC rider Sid Garrard who was their reserve rider for the 1945 Brighton to Glasgow race. The frame is unusual in having chunky stays as well as main tubes all differing in diameter. Despite the fearsome angles it is a real treat to ride.

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Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Bryan Clarke

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