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 Post subject: My 1953 Rotrax Shirley.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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This is my 1953 Rotrax Shirley.

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Rotrax Frame and Forks
Brooks B-47 Saddle
GB Arrow Point Stem with Maes Bars
Campagnolo Open C shifter with Gran Sport Rear Derailleur
Gnutti Crank, Brampton Chain, and Simplex 4 Speed Freewheel
Airlite Hubs with Fiamme and Weinmann Rims
ALP and CLB Brakes


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:15 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
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I used to go in the shop in Southampton sometimes, not there now i don't think.
They had some lovely stuff. In was in a suburb of Southampton called Shirley which may have something to do with the name :D

Nice bike :wink:


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mum use to race a Pink rotrax in her day with Coventry wheelers , i wish she had kept it


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Very nice, I do have such a soft spot for Fifties Club machines. How's it ride?.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:25 am 
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Nothing compared to my 2011 Cube but that's the charm. :wink:


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Like this a lot. Just need some period bar tape and a wipe over. Job done. :D


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Beautiful, would love yo see some close ups of the lug work. But I with spokesmann definitely need to ditch the cork bar tape.


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Cork Bar tape rules :D . I will take some photos of the Lug work but it's not as nice/fancy as some of their other models because this was just there stock model.


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That's a lovely looking thing!


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