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Waller 'Kingsbury' - 1949

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Bryan Clarke

FrameWaller - 'The Kingsbury'; 1949; Frame number: 1049; Size: 22 ½” CTT, top tube 22 ½” CTC, Wheelbase: 40”
Wheels27" Dunlop Special Lightweight steel rims on Harden 'Bacon Slicer' hubs with Reynolds Alloy wingnuts
ChainsetScandia (Belgium) with Magistroni Ring
PedalsConstrictor Boa
GearsSuper Champion Super Mondial 3-speed 1/8” with TDC 3-speed 1/8” freewheel
BrakesGB Hiduminium
Stem/BarsGB Spearpoint alloy stem with GB alloy bars
SaddleWrights with Birmalux seatpin
Extra DetailsNotes: Bert Waller made two short wheelbase models of radical design. This one ‘The Kingsbury’ and the other ‘The Kingsland’. Bert was said have built conventional frames too.
Scandia chainsets were imported by Brown Brothers and are identical to Racelight models marketed by Hobbs for a short time around 1950.
The Super Champion Super Mondial gear was introduced in 1950 and was a copy of the Huret Tour de France. However, unlike the Huret it has an alloy arm and a bronze jockey wheel cage. The 3-speed model is not listed in the Constrictor catalogue.
Ad Hoc pump fitted
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Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Bryan Clarke

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