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 Post subject: 1972 Speedwell Titanium
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:58 pm 
Old School Hero
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Had it for ages (picked up in a police auction for under £100 a few years back) but thought you may like to see some classic British Ti.

Made by the Speedwell gearcase co. of Birmingham and mostly sold in Lamborghini dealerships plus a few select bike shops.

Also made famous by Louis Ocano riding the mountain stages on one during the 1973 tour de france.

Spec includes 24 spoke Record hubs, Martano rims, TA cranks, Huret Jubilee rear mech, Alloy Campag freewheel, Everest slotted chain, Saba Omas alloy headset, CLB brakes, etc, to give an all up weight of just sub 15lb.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:39 pm 
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I really like that fella! 8) Bargain at under 100 quid too. Lucky so and so.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:09 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
That would make an awesome singlespeed/fixie.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:57 pm 
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Nice one. I don't think you overpaid on that :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:23 pm 
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WWwwoww


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:52 am 
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That's very very nice that! Flat spokes too...!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:10 pm 
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Extremely sweet.

What is that drilled red item on the front of the bars, I really hope it is a specially tuned bell


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 Post subject: drlled bell
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:58 pm 
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Sure is.

Still rings with lovely tone too (suprisingly unchanged from undrilled),


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 11:51 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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curious bike this.....

my dad has a speedwell gt car from the early 60's & has that headbadge,

wonder if any conection...

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:19 pm 
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hi im chalkie - new to the forum, but by way of a search on speedwells i got here. breezerboy do you still have the Speedwell? its a beauty - i've just 'acquired' one from a retired 84 old, and am re authentisising it - i think your front decal however belongs to the Speedwell Mini car branding, and not the Gear Case Co ltd -(but many Speedwells were custom ordered), the other tube decals i have seen before, so i'm busy researching further, and trying to find old workers from the factory which was down by Aston Villa in Birmingham. the extended company makes vending coins and medals now. i'll post a pic soon of my Speedwell fixie. 8)


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