[photos: Bobby Doherty]
Oh this is good.
(WHAT? EPOISSES IS ILLEGAL?)
It’s CHEESE, Gromit!
Bob Neuwirth at the Gaslight Cafe, “Rock Salt and Nails”
Fine restoration of ’50s Carpenter: ace mechanic Simon Northway of Hot Pursuit Cycles in Totnes pays the perfect tribute to his dad Bert who raced this beauty with the Mid-Devon Road Club. Could this have been pretty much the end of all-British parts with Chater-Lea chainset, Airlite hubs, GB brakes, ‘bars & stem? And of course Reynolds 531 tubing built into a classic lugged frame in Kingston, Surrey. The wooden ‘sprint’ rims are likely Italian (these you can still buy made by Cerchi Ghisalo via Mick Madgett Cycles in Diss, Norfolk. And Brooks saddles, obvs. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
It’s very… orange. Which would make it perfect for my next MS ride.