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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:00 pm 
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Blimey Blutto.........are you are oldest member ?

I was born in the 50's and raced in the 70's which is a bit after your time :D

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:28 pm 
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Hi roadking, took some pics today will post them soon, the frame number although almost worn away now is H72634


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:35 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Blimey Blutto.........are you are oldest member ?

I was born in the 50's and raced in the 70's which is a bit after your time :D

Shaun


Hi Shaun, no idea if I'm the oldest, I doubt it, 65 in December but don't act like it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:37 pm 
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blutto wrote:
Hi roadking, took some pics today will post them soon, the frame number although almost worn away now is H72634


When you mentioned Mervyn (I'm a long time member of the V-CC) I was confident about your date...7 is 1947 and H is the month, which is August.

Roadking.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:52 am 
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I'm the proud owner of a Hobbs of Barbican as well, one of my favourite bikes.

Mine is a 1946, possibly a Raceweight but that was always a guess. Fairly original, with big pre-war style drop handlebars and chunky Bates of London grips, Allez! pedels, alloy seat post. I had a set of Alumlite rims on it for a long while but bent the front one, much to my consternation :evil: Replaced it with a Dunlop.

Has a crossbar changer for the SA hub, which I always found strange. Someone obviously fitted what they had lying around at some point.

It came from a local tip here in Southampton. I got it in a swap for a nice 1966 Viking Severn Valley I found, which was also a local tip find ...

I use it a lot. For VCC Hampshire Lightweight Rides when I was a member, now mostly commuting to work.
Had it pinched from my back garden a few years ago, but got it back a week later after putting up wanted posters all around where I live. Cost me £30 to the thieving toerags as their 'reward' for 'finding' it :roll:

Oh, and this is my first post! So can't post pics yet. Hello and welcome anyway :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:52 am 
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Now I can ....


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1946 Hobbs of Barbican GB brake lever detail by zombikombi1959, on Flickr

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1946 Hobbs of Barbican front brake by zombikombi1959, on Flickr

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1946 Hobbs of Barbican by zombikombi1959, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:17 am 
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On a tip! oh my god, this links nicley to the post about all those classic bikes turning up at the scrap yard, I shudder to think about the heritage that must have been lost for good.
I'm also a big Jap car fan and was distraught at all the classic motors that went in the scappage scheme.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:51 am 
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Midlife wrote:
Blimey Blutto.........are you are oldest member ?


Not by a long chalk!

Ask Keithglos :wink:

And me.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Midlife wrote:
Blimey Blutto.........are you are oldest member ?


Not by a long chalk!

Ask Keithglos :wink:

And me.


I didn't think I would be, hope I've a few more years left in me, mind you if I do get back on the Hobbs it could just finish me off :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:48 pm 
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I notice on the Veteran Cycle Club website there is a Hobbs of Barbican ride on the 19th August. Unfortunately it doesn't say anything else about it at all. Anyone know anything?

Ian.


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