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1954 Gillott

Beautiful '54 Gillott with frame by Bill Philbrook. It has Cyclo Benelux front and rear derailleurs, the front being a seat tube rod type.

Frame:
Reynolds 501 tubing with Nervex Professional lugs and delicate wrap round seat stay ends

Fork/Headset:
Gillott own fork with matching frame number stamping on the steerer tube

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Williams 52/49 steel cluttered crank set. Thon BB (will change when a better one turns up)

Pedals:
1950s Chater Lea pedals with period wire clips and straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
5 speed Atom freewheel, Sachs chain and Williams 52/49 chain set

Derailleurs/Shifters:
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!

Handlebars/Stem:
Reynolds 531 spear lug chrome steel 140mm stem with Super Champion alloy bars

Saddle/Seatpost:
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

Brakes:
Mafac "Racer" centre pull calipers and matching levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo "Nuevo Tipo" hub with Fiamme Sprint rim, stainless double butted DT Swis spokes with alloy nipples. Continental Giro 22mm tubular tyre

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo "Nuevo Tipo" hub with Fiamme Sprint rim, stainless double butted DT Swis spokes with alloy nipples. Atom freewheel, Continental Giro 22mm tubular tyre

More Info:
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 4 years ago.

3 Comments

CotswoldPeddlar

CotswoldPeddlar says:

Thanks, I'm really pleased with the way it's turned out...

Posted over 4 years ago

40degreerake

40degreerake says:

Friggin’ awesomeness.

Posted over 4 years ago

JaKrazyM8

JaKrazyM8 says:

+1

Posted over 4 years ago