Old Ned wrote:
I'm pretty certain all team bikes were blue and around that date possibly had the chrome lugs. There's a photo on the cover of a 'Sporting Cyclist' with Albert Hitchen and his bike so I'll dig it out and have a look. Next time I see Bernie Burns I can ask him if there are any definite indentifying details for a team frame.
I promised the piccie of Albert and his team bike so here it is. Magazine is dated May '64 but not sure when the photo was taken, it could have been earlier that year or more likely in '63. Frame is probably in the darker blue finish and has chrome headlugs and fork crown, fitted with Campag Record headset (notice the small Campagnolo label sewn onto his jersey) and no braze-ons except for a 'stop' on the down tube to prevent the gear levers slipping down. Looking at the scratches on the headtube just behind the top lug it would appear that the chroming went some way along the top tube. As Campag didn't have their brakes yet he is using Weinmann centre pulls with the quick-release style levers and the big cable adjusters.
That's Bob Addy behind wheeling his Holdsworth wearing his Hemel Hempstead CC club jersey so this could date the photo better. When did he turn pro?
Perhaps Andy PA's dad could add something to this?
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