Note the mention of Reg Harris - my Lenton is in Reg's signature colour: often referred to as Reg Harris Red. Harris was a five times World Champion (I think 5).
Note the highly underrated Sturmey Archer hub, a great innovation and older classic bicycles look great with them.
This would have been an allrounder, from the days when you didn't need ten different bikes - one for reach discipline.
We're all rather gullible these days, marketing has usurped product - why we get these awful bicycle frames from the far east.
Why do you think bicycle frames come in small medium and large with the super fashionable sloping top tubes and lots of seat post extension?
Co-founder of a V-CC section, member South Eastern Road Club and owner of - 2005 Bianchi Reparto Corse (modern), 1985 Raleigh SBDU Pro Super, 1984 Raleigh LU Corsa, 1980 Allin Stan Butler Special, 1978 Ron Cooper, 1975 Bill Philbrook tourer, 2 x very early Roberts (mid/late 1960s), 1966 Raleigh Superbe Roadster, 1964 Allin Stan Butler Special Belgique, 1951 Hobbs of Barbican S/C, 1950 Hobbs of Barbican S/C, 1947 Hetchins Super Special, 1908 Centaur Featherweight. 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper.