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A. S. Gillott - 1951.

I am the 3rd owner since new (2nd owner was who I bought the cycle from and they only owned it for about a day) This cycle was clearly loved by it's original owner as it has very fine components fitted to it. I am told that the cycle was polished on a frequent basis. I will be cleaning the bike and regreasing as necessary to preserve it rather than restore it. The cycle rides beautifully. --------- A. S. Gillott - was a London frame builder who began building frames on the very last day of the war in 1945. Fascinating history of this company can be read at - http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/gillott.html

Frame:
A. S. Gillott 1951 likely to be Reynolds 531. This frame appears to be completely chrome underneath the paint.

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds 531. H/S - Possibly made by Gnutti-If you can Id the H/S, please get in touch.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Chainset =Gnutti Splined 3 pin. Bottom bracket =Gnutti.

Pedals:
Pedals =Chater Lea racing rat trap. Toe Clips =Ashby Type Monique. Straps =Record (Leather)

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Freewheel =Regina Gran Sport Corse (5 speed) Chainring =Gnutti 49t & 46t. Chain =Unknown.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shifter (gears) =Simplex & similar to Simplex single D but different "face plate" Front derailleur =Simplex competition Rear derailleur =Simplex Tour de France (SIMPLEX JUY Bte SGDG; steel pulleys)

Handlebars/Stem:
Handlebars=GB (alloy, with scalloped red ferrule) Stem-Unknown. Tape=Unknown blue sticky tape

Saddle/Seatpost:
Saddle =Brooks Champion Swallow. Seat post =REYNOLDS R3 HIDUMINIUM ALLOY Seat Post.

Brakes:
Brake Calipers =GB's "Standard" model Aka Hiduminium. Brake levers =GB Super Hood (earlier version)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hub's =Fratelli Brivio large flange. 32h. Rims =Dunlop Special Superlight. Tyres =Michelin Sports (to be changed)

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hub's =Fratelli Brivio large flange.40h Rims =Dunlop Special Superlight. Tyres =Michelin Sports (to be changed)

Accessories:
Rear reflector =Blumels. Front & rear guards =Blumels TDF.

Added by Sideshowbob. Last updated over 1 year ago.

3 Comments

gb_

gb_ says:

Superb in every way!
Great find

Posted almost 2 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Nice one man. history!

Posted almost 2 years ago

Sideshowbob

Sideshowbob says:

Thanks Kobe

Posted almost 2 years ago