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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:27 pm 
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My Uncle has tasked me with finding him a late 70's early 80's South East London built bike/frame.

I'm putting together a list of South East London builders to look out for which were operating at that time and have come up with the below. Had any of them stopped building? Or were there any others I should keep in mind?

Youngs (Lewisham)
Roberts (Croydon)
Witcomb (Deptford)
Gillott (Camberwell)
Ron Cooper (Honour Oak)
A F Mills (Welling)

And if anyone has one around 57cm that they wish to part with for a reasonable price please let me know.

Freddie


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:45 pm 
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I can probably help you there. I have a Youngs Grandini (their top model BITD) that I am considering moving on.

PM me if interested.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:57 pm 
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You have a Grandini for sale....second in line pls


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:53 pm 
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A F Mills ceased trading sometime in the mid 60's I believe, also Ken and Alec Bird were around in Welling and Green St Green in the time frame you want,
plus in Woolwich SE London was Harry Perry (still going)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:45 pm 
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Also Emperor Sport?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:38 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:43 am 
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Melon wrote:
My Uncle has tasked me with finding him a late 70's early 80's South East London built bike/frame.

I'm putting together a list of South East London builders to look out for which were operating at that time and have come up with the below. Had any of them stopped building? Or were there any others I should keep in mind?

Youngs (Lewisham)
Roberts (Croydon)
Witcomb (Deptford)
Gillott (Camberwell)
Ron Cooper (Honour Oak)
A F Mills (Welling)

And if anyone has one around 57cm that they wish to part with for a reasonable price please let me know.

Freddie


Allin (Croydon) - frames built by Peter Cobb (Cobbie) v.highly regarded by Bill Hurlow
Ken Bird - frames built by his brother (Crystal Palace and Green Street Green)
Holdsworth - various shops and then the factory at Anerley
Holmes (Welling) - were they still trading by the 70s?

Gillott were not building in the 70s/80s, and there are other SE London builders, but these weren't around in this period (I've not included them for that reason).

Roadking.

N.B it is stretching it a bit to refer to Emperor Sport as a SE London builder, like you wouldn't consider Pearson as SE London either.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:22 am 
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roadking wrote:
Holmes (Welling) - were they still trading by the 70s?


Holmes of Welling quit in 1963


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:28 am 
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Excel wrote:
Woolwich SE London was Harry Perry (still going)


As far as I'm aware, trading now as Perry Cycles. They never built frames, therefore not on my list - although I knew the shop and the owner in the 80s when it was trading as Harry Perry Cycles.

Roadking.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:36 am 
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Jingle Jangle I have pm'd you and every one else thank you for your help. Much appreciated.

Freddie


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