Beautiful '54 Gillott with frame by Bill Philbrook. It has Cyclo Benelux front and rear derailleurs, the front being a seat tube rod type.
Reynolds 501 tubing with Nervex Professional lugs and delicate wrap round seat stay ends
Gillott own fork with matching frame number stamping on the steerer tube
Williams 52/49 steel cluttered crank set. Thon BB (will change when a better one turns up)
1950s Chater Lea pedals with period wire clips and straps
5 speed Atom freewheel, Sachs chain and Williams 52/49 chain set
Front and rear Cyclo Benelux English made changers. The rear is pre-parallelogram and front is a delightful twist rod type. Surprisingly, they are accurately adjustable and change well!
Reynolds 531 spear lug chrome steel 140mm stem with Super Champion alloy bars
Brooks suede saddle and later Kalloy seat post. Not sure what the post should be but I don't want a steel tube and bracket setup
Mafac "Racer" centre pull calipers and matching levers
Campagnolo "Nuevo Tipo" hub with Fiamme Sprint rim, stainless double butted DT Swis spokes with alloy nipples. Continental Giro 22mm tubular tyre
Campagnolo "Nuevo Tipo" hub with Fiamme Sprint rim, stainless double butted DT Swis spokes with alloy nipples. Atom freewheel, Continental Giro 22mm tubular tyre
It weighs 10.4Kg without pedals. Pretty light given the weight of the steel BB and crank set! This gorgeous bike was born the same year I was but is looking rather less worn!
Added by CotswoldPeddlar. Last updated over 5 years ago.