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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:06 pm 
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Columbia were ex-worksop factory builders IIRC. Some new ones there to me, I have a TJ Quick and a Vernon Barker that are both rarely seen on here, Barker are still going too I think.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:41 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Coventry Eagle.


There's a good reason for that one. :) :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:56 pm 
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Location: Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds & W. Sussex on the beach.
I forgot Ken Bird, I've had three of his, my last Bill Philbrook built TT Bird was sold to a TT bicycle collector in Scotland.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:36 pm 
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roadking wrote:
I would add to brands we never see: brands we rarely see -
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Hobbs of Barbican - early innovator of fine lugs and bright colours
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1946 Hobbs of Barbican
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details

1952 Hobbs Blue Riband
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details of project still underway

another uncommon brand
1952 EA Boult (before the brand changed to Witcomb)
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after restoration pictured with its original owner
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all now located in Adelaide, Australia


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:45 am 
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bagpuss wrote:
Few more names of frame builds spring to mind.
Langsett of sheffield .
Alwin Smith of Derby . {I think I have splet his first name right?}
Joe Cook{ Imperial Petrel} of Birmingham .If anyone has a Jug frame in 23 1/2 let me know!.
P T Stallard .

I have s Stallard and ride it occasionally.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:06 pm 
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In 1951 and in 1954 I had frames made by Les Vince in Bath. 1955 it was Queree Bros of Birmingham with the large brass name eiher side of the top tube. Later I put a pair of Paris Roubaix ends in it with a gear hanger brazed on, and road it in a road race with the back pedal change.
Mid 50s I also rode an Armstrong, built by Bill Gameson silver brazed, top spec. when Dave Duffield had him in the Armstrong/TI works.

In the post war years another local was Ray Clark of Weston. His frames were built by Bill Martin, an expert with Sifbronze joints. Unlike an expert from the North photographed finish a joint with a flame about an inch long, Bill would have about 8 inches of flame, use a 1 / 8 th SIF rod and the joint would be done and finished without any further work.

As far as I'm aware Fred Baker of Bristol did not build frames, but supplied a few own name Holdsworthy frames. I had one (used) in the mid 70s which has now been restored to the real name.

Keith


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:14 pm 
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Most things from the RJ Chicken rep in the 70's blimey they had odd stuff..... And some nice stuff as well. OMAS kit rings a bell :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:42 pm 
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Clive Stuart Cycles


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:11 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:36 am 
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Midlife wrote:
Most things from the RJ Chicken rep in the 70's blimey they had odd stuff..... And some nice stuff as well. OMAS kit rings a bell :)


Then there was all kinds of weird stuff from Ron Kitching & hs catalogues :)


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