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 Post subject: A F Mills track 1950's
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:36 pm 
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A F Mills was a popular lightweight shop in Welling Kent patronised by local clubmen back in the late 1940/50's, this track model features some nice period components and still handles very responsively on the odd occasion I can get it up to Herne Hill, at the moment it is set up for road use with a Universal 51 front brake


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 Post subject: A F Mills track 1950's
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:47 pm 
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sorry I should have specced the details:

Frame is 23" built with Reynolds 531 D/B tubing and Nervex Professional lugs, features round bladed forks and twin plate crown
Chainset - Stronglight 49d coupled with TA single adapter and 50t ring
Pedals - Campag track
Hubs - Airlite 32/40 red anodised large flange fixed/free
Rims - Fiamme Piste sprint
Tubs - modern Continental Giro's
Bars and Extension Cinelli Piste
Front Brake - Universal 51 sidepull
Saddle - Brooks B17 with copper rivets
Seat Pillar - Campagnolo twin bolt


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:56 pm 
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I'm not keen on your red hubs but that is stunning. I'm especially loving the 40/32 spoke combo and lashings of chrome 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:10 pm 
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Stunning :)

If its been repainted who did that for you?


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God that's nice, all these red airlte hubs appearing, first Bagpuss in RBOtM then this, love the position that stem will give the rider!


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that's a credit to you, superb condition and it exudes class. makes me want to go more retro.


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 Post subject: A F Mills track 1950's
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:39 pm 
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thanks for your kind comments, frame was resprayed by Mario Vaz whom I've used on numerous occasions for other bikes in my collection


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:51 am 
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Love old track bikes!

I for one think the red hubs a stunning, plus the bar and stem alone would fetch over $500 usd on the bay.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:56 am 
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Jonny69 wrote:
I'm not keen on your red hubs


Looks like its been done for the Red, White and Blue of the flag!

Nice "Path" racer....really well done.


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