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 Post subject: CWS Wizard
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:58 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I have recently been clearing out my late fathers garage and came across an old CWS Wizard racer with Reynolds frame, Campagnolo gears and Sachs Huret rear derailleur. It’s also got a brooks seat. I’ve scoured the internet in search of any information but can’t find anything. My mum believes it was given to my dad once he’d done his 11+ making it around 1954. It’s way to big for an 11 year old as it is suitable for me and I’m nearly 6 foot. Any information about this bike would be much appreciated. Photos to follow. Many thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: CWS Wizard
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:16 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Location: New Forest, UK
CWS standing for Cooperative Wholesale Society...i.e. the Co-op?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:17 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Hi, Found this on my travels, its from the 1953 CWS catalogue, Terry


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 Post subject: Re: CWS Wizard
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:43 pm 
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Are there any photographs of the CWS Wizard bike?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Not sure how to post photos on here but I’ll try and post a photo of mine
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 Post subject: Re: CWS Wizard
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hopefully get round to rebuild it one day. Bloody uncomfortable to ride so might just hang it on the wall


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 Post subject: Re: CWS Wizard
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:15 pm 
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Must be rare bike, ive never seen one so thanks for sharing. I’m currently rebuilding a CWS Gypsy Moth. That may end up on the wall too


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 Post subject: Re: CWS Wizard
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I haven’t been able to find out anything or very little about it. Don’t know if it’s of any value but I guess not. I believe it was a top end bike costing a whopping £30 or near that. This was in 1953/4.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:19 pm 
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They don't seem to be worth much. I'm just doing mine for the interest & to preserve a bit of history. I hope you do renovate it at some point but if ever you decide to let it go give me a shout, could be an interesting project for me.


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