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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:08 pm 
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Hi All
Way back in the mid 60’s I persuaded my dad to buy the above bike in Florentine Silver/Venetian Red. Even then it was an expensive bike, especially for a teenager not working whose only income was a paper round. Eventually after much pestering my father took on a HP agreement on the condition that I repaid him at £1 a week. Unfortunately the bike was stolen after just two weeks, and I had to continue paying my dad for the bike for another two years, my next bike was a tip job, and my first ever solo rebuild job.
As so few of these bikes were produced I wonder do any of the members have one? I would naturally love to see one now, and of course I would love to be able to make a RH my next project if I ever got the chance. We can still dream even in old age!


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 Post subject: Re: Reg Harris
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:18 pm 
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Regards your quest for a Reg Harris bike it might be worth your while looking on Ebay. Enter Reg Harris bikes as your search...

Currently there is a nice looking circa 1960 Reg Harris Giro D'Italia frame for £135 - no size but looks somewhere around the 21 - 22" mark, comes with a period headset and a larger looking but supposedly 22" size Lenton model frame for £195.

Have a feeling I read somewhere that Reg Harris bikes or frames were produced by Raleigh.

Good luck with it.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:27 am 
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Hi Shaun
Thanks for this information. I will have a look at the Ebay items you mention and see if I can get the full spec catalogue for the 60's Giro D'Italia to work out how much it will cost after considering a frame respray, to get the bike back on the road......... Thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: Reg Harris
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:08 am 
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I have recently picked one up as seems quite a rare find , not sure how gonna rebuild yet but will keep you posted ! Did you manage to find one ?


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 Post subject: Re: Reg Harris
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:00 pm 
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Chrisfromglossop wrote:
I have recently picked one up as seems quite a rare find , not sure how gonna rebuild yet but will keep you posted ! Did you manage to find one ?




No not yet. Do keep me informed how your rebuild goes.


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This one in Bedford looks pretty original:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4092398138

There's (less tidy) one in Hull too:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3860538290


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:01 pm 
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Reg was initially sponsored by Raleigh and then went on to have his own brand/shop which only lasted a few years. The Raleigh lentons bear his name in 54/55.

Mine.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:53 pm 
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Really cool bikes. Plain gauge 531 all of them I remember from reading Reg's autobiography.


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