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 Post subject: 1954 A S Gillott
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:34 pm 
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Just picked up this little beauty from Hilary Stone. Will fully restore as a fixed gear in a high gloss midnight blue or deep burgundy. Decals on order from H Lloyds and already picked up a nice Williams C1200 chainset to go on it. Gonna stick as far as possible with vintage parts but not sure I can resist a pair of Ghisallo wooden rims.

I think what Cooper Technica did with this one is just simple, beautiful elegance: http://www.coopertechnica.com/1952-Gill ... icycle.php

Will post pics once she's done!

By the way - on the lookout for more vintage parts; hubs (high flange 32front 40 rear for 120mm rear dropout width), seatpost, stem, bars and pedals. Please PM me if you have any goodies or trinkets for sale.

Cheers,

Tubby Geoff


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:48 pm 
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Having ogled your Feather build for hours since you posted it, I don't have the slightest doubt that this'll turn out to be a proper bobby dazzler. Keep those pictures coming! :D

Just one question - how did you square this with the missus so soon after bringing the Feather home?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:40 pm 
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That was a serious issue - she's due our first baby on friday as well so the timing couldn't have been worse! Luckily, what she knows about bikes could be written on the back of a postage stamp so I simply told her I got it off Gumtree for £50!! I told her the Feather cost £1500 all in but neglected to say that was just for the frame and forks! Glad you like it.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:19 pm 
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Beautiful bike, same age as mine, had mine finished in a gloss Burgandy, beautiful to ride. From talking with Ron Cooper he was the only guy making frames at Gillott in 54 so I would wager yours is also a Ron Cooper.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:54 pm 
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Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
Len Hart built my 1952 L'Atlantique - he specialised in building the fillet brazed and bi-laminate frames at Gillotts.

Arguably those needing the greatest skill and attention to detail.

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