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 Post subject: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:33 pm 
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A S Gillott - 1951.
Recent purchase of a classic lightweight. Not owned a cycle of this age before and will be cleaning it and preserving it rather than a restoration at this time.


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:47 pm 
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Components


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:51 pm 
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Further components


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:55 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:03 pm 
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Component list (Amended as & when parts are identified) -

Hub's =Fratelli Brivio large flange.
Rear =40h & front =32h.


Freewheel =Regina Gran Sport Corse (5 speed)

Rims =Dunlop Special Superlight.

Tyres = Schwalbe active tyres gumwall.

Front & rear guards =Blumels TDF.

Cranks =Gnutti Splined 3 pin.

Chainrings =49t & 46t.

Bottom bracket =Gnutti.


Chain =Brampton Course.

Pedals =Chater Lea racing rat trap.

Toe Clips =Ashby Type Monique.

Straps =Record (Leather)

Shifter (gears) =Simplex & similar to Simplex single D but different "face plate"

Front derailleur =Simplex Competition (LE SIMPLEX Bte SGDG; stop knob on upper shaft; metal top knob)

Rear derailleur =Simplex Tour de France (SIMPLEX JUY Bte SGDG; steel pulleys)


Rear reflector =Blumels.

Handlebars=GB (alloy, with scalloped red ferrule)

Stem =Unknown.

Tape= Advance Gemtape handlebar tape (plastic)


Headset=Possibly Gnutti.


Brake Calipers =GB's "Standard" model Aka Hiduminium.

Brake levers =GB Super Hood (earlier version)

Saddle =Brooks B57 Swallow.

Seat post =REYNOLDS R3 HIDUMINIUM ALLOY Seat Post.


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:05 pm 
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Very nice.

You've certainly got your work cut out with this one.

Many hours of spit and polish me thinks.

Not too sure about the rims. I've had a pair and they're very good but I think they would have been a French or Italian rim in the day.

Definitely a labour of love.

Good luck with it; I genuinely wish you well.

Has all the patina to make a lovely summer ride.


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:23 pm 
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Thanks for the well wishes


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:26 am 
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Great bike with some lovely period components, well worth a full restoration.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:52 am 
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Wonderful project with original parts.
It fits in the middle of my period of interest.
There are many resources out there for most of the components and plenty of techniques we have acquired.

If you are looking for practical advice, I think you would enjoy reading 7VEN's 1947 Hobbs of Barbican Clubweight Build and many other old builds
and to a lesser degree you might get something from my Hobbs of Barbican 1946
Mikes bikes are beautifully photographed 1948 Rotrax - latest project and 1950 Jim Guard Cycles of Southampton - Eroica Steed

If it were my bike, I would get some penetrating oil and apply to every nut, bolt and screw. Read some of the stories with a notebook and a pen close by to aid your recollection.
Reapply the penetrating oil and read some more. Repeat a few cycles over a few weeks.
Then test the fittings to see if they will yield.

Take lots of photos and post them, ask questions, evaluate and apply the answers.
And contact Mark Stevens, who has a wonderful knowledge of Gillott's.
His are in his Flickr albums.
I would think most of your components are in the 1952 Brown Brothers Catalogue, including your Dunlop Special Lightweight rims on p199.

Be in no rush, and enjoy the project.


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:59 am 
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Lovely bike, looks to be very period correct if not totally original

It will clean up nicely I reckon


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