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1952 Gillott

A lovely '52 Gillott rescued from a leaky shed.

Frame:
Gillotts of Camberwell Reynolds 531 frame with lovely spear lugs.

Fork/Headset:
Gillott 531 fork with spear crown and period headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Chapter Lea BB and crankset

Pedals:
Chapter Lea in mint unused condition. Just needed the original solid grease cleaned out and reassembled.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
48 tooth single Chater Lea chain wheel and 14 to 28 freewheel (for the hills near my house)! Cyclo Benelux down tube lever and derailleur with clamp on cable guides. New Sachs chain.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Cyclo Benelux 4 speed deralieurre and lever but works well with the narrow 5 Regina speed freewheel.

Handlebars/Stem:
Matching Ambrosio Champion alloy stem and bars. Lovely shape to both and they have polished really well. Tesorex cotton tape...

Saddle/Seatpost:
Alloy dome top post with Brooks period clamp and saddle.

Brakes:
NOS Universal lever and calipers set

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Airlite hub with Fiammi sprint rim, all polished and rebuilt with double butted stainless spokes and alloy nipples

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Airlite hub with Fiammi sprint rim, all polished and rebuilt with double butted stainless spokes and alloy nipples. Continental Giro 22mm amber wall tubs. This hub set has the largest alloy flanges i have seen, pressed onto chrome steel centre tubes.

Accessories:
Lovely period alloy pump (brazed on pegs). Lovely wire clip on bottle cage.

More Info:
Lovely paint job by Bob Jackson Cycles of Leeds.

Added by CotswoldPeddlar. Last updated over 4 years ago.

2 Comments

CotswoldPeddlar

CotswoldPeddlar says:

No, it was just a frame and fork in very rusty orange colour. Not nice...

Posted almost 4 years ago

Sideshowbob

Sideshowbob says:

Very nice build.
Do you have a photograph of it's previous condition?

Posted almost 4 years ago