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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:46 pm 
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Well, Ken didn't actually win the ToB on an Ellis Briggs.
Did you know the “Donnez-moi votre bicyclette?” :)

I really enjoyed reading this article - if you haven't read it yet, enjoy
http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/proje ... index.html

How about just adding the name to the top tube, like on this https://i.pinimg.com/236x/2a/2d/98/2a2d ... 7b11b2.jpg


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:19 pm 
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What a wonderful story, and an amazing achievement!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:02 pm 
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velo6 wrote:
Well, Ken didn't actually win the ToB on an Ellis Briggs.
Did you know the “Donnez-moi votre bicyclette?” :)

I really enjoyed reading this article - if you haven't read it yet, enjoy
http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/proje ... index.html

How about just adding the name to the top tube, like on this https://i.pinimg.com/236x/2a/2d/98/2a2d ... 7b11b2.jpg


Sad news: Ellis Briggs posted a message today saying that Ken Russell passed away at the weekend aged 87.

Of course, you're right - Ken's EB never made the the finish line! ..I had read that article a while ago and then re-read it after getting the Briggs. It such a great bit of social history and we'll written article. Part of the joy of old bikes is that they open up stories like that. I loved reading about Eileen Sheridan when I got my (now sold) Hercules. There's a fantastic podcast documentary /interview with her somewhere online. Her story is also amazing and she comes across as very likable.

Back on topic. It seem like H Lloyds and Ellis Briggs are willing to reproduce the Ken Russell decal which would obviously be a bit more poignant now.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:34 pm 
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I seen the announcement on the Ellis Briggs facebook page earlier tonight.
They had a nice picture posted after the TOB and there was some really nice discussion going on as well.
Ken Russell RIP.

Jamie


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