Ian Peters wrote:
There I was, doing a bit of family research and came across this forum through Google search. Cliff Peters was my father and it is heart warming to see him remembered by others, outside the family. I would be happy to try and answer any questions that I can for you guys.
1. Yes he made frames = Reynold 531 tubing and where I learned to braze lugs.
2. Grandad and I used to make 'shoe-plates' on an old hand press in the back of the shop.
3. Shop was at the corner of Wheeler St. and Gerrard St.
The Shop came under compulsory purchase with the re-development of Aston in the 1960's but he carried on building bikes in my various garages through the 1970's and 80's with more emphasis on wheel building and tuning. This he carried on well into the 90's
Road Race and time trial were his passion and could be found on courses most weekends.
Note: 33 years on the milk-race
Thanks for joining up and adding to the posts about your Dad. Like other people have said, there's nothing like having first hand information! I grew up using your shoeplates and sprint wheel carriers (and still have a pair of these!)
However, I have read that Major Nichols supplied at least some of your Dad's frames. Can you comment on this at all? It is mentioned in this very interesting article about Major Nichols.http://www.blackcountrysociety.co.uk/ar ... cholls.htm
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