My Uncle has tasked me with finding him a late 70's early 80's South East London built bike/frame.Allin
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?
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.
(Croydon) - frames built by Peter Cobb (Cobbie) v.highly regarded by Bill HurlowKen Bird
- frames built by his brother (Crystal Palace and Green Street Green)Holdsworth
- various shops and then the factory at AnerleyHolmes
(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).
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.
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.