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 Post subject: Reg Harris
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Anyone got any recent info/pics etc ref Reg Harris branded bikes which were from his Macclesfield site early 60’s ? I’m still trying to identify one I picked up last year and not too much info about !!


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 Post subject: Re: Reg Harris
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:57 pm 
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I remember drooling over these in the LBS when I was a lot younger.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:16 pm 
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Trying to suss what model it actually is and hoping a few more people post some pics of survivors


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 Post subject: Re: Reg Harris
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:09 am 
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I hope that these images may be of interest.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:52 pm 
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Cheers , have seen these apart from price list ! My spec is more like the Giro !! Would love to see more pics from catalogues or actual survived bikes !


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 Post subject: Re: Reg Harris
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:12 pm 
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Certainly has the look of the international. I had one in the mid 60’s. Mine was in Florentine Silver/Venetian Red. It was stolen after just two weeks and I had to pay my father’s HP agreement back for two years after the loss. Police were informed, but never heard anything more. Wish i’d kept the frame number details. Who knows it might have turned up again some day. Interested to watch how you rebuild this frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Reg Harris
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:36 pm 
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The simple pain lugs would usually be described as Italian in those days :)


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 Post subject: Re: Reg Harris
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:21 pm 
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To put these bikes into perspective a top road bike in 1961 was £60 - £80, these are in the "schoolboy" category like the majority of the Carltons from Raleigh.

I have said before, the size of the market for top line racing bikes would not have supported a very small factory.

They look pretty good value, but I remember I was not too impressed when I saw them. Reg came round to the trade himself.

Keith


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:10 pm 
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The lugs are a long spear point with gold lug lining , same as the script !!?


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 Post subject: Re: Reg Harris
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:36 pm 
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keithglos wrote:
To put these bikes into perspective a top road bike in 1961 was £60 - £80, these are in the "schoolboy" category like the majority of the Carltons from Raleigh.

I have said before, the size of the market for top line racing bikes would not have supported a very small factory.

They look pretty good value, but I remember I was not too impressed when I saw them. Reg came round to the trade himself.

Keith


Do you know if the frames were made in the Macclesfield factory or did he buy them in? The one I acquired a few years ago was nothing really special I'm afraid.


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