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Ephgrave No. 1 - 1950

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Ephgrave No. 1 1951 


Frame 20½” Ephgrave No. 1 road frame no. LE 778 (Feb/March 1950); 20½” top tube;   17 ¾” chainstays; Stallard rear ends plus front ends; braze-on brake cable eyes and guides under top tube; pump pegs (16”) behind seat tubes; ‘sticks’ on top of seat stays.
Finished in Eau de Nil with red lug lining.
Wheels Fiamme 700 sprint rims built with 15/17 DB spokes onto Harden LF gear-sided ‘Bacon Slicers’.  Fitted with Simplex 5-speed
Chainset Chater Lea 42 x 3/32 on Chater Lea bottom bracket
Pedals Brampton quill pedals with Christophe clips and straps
Gears Simplex Tour de France 5-speed rear with Simplex down tube lever
Brakes GB Hiduminium with Doherty style levers
Stem/Bars GB alloy spearpoint stem with GB Capo Berta engraved bars
Saddle Mansfield laced ‘Swallow’ type
Extras Short alloy guards

E head 2s
Detail showing early No. 1 lugwork
and fork crown
Ephgrave PK 2s
Detail showing Capo Berta bars on GB alloy stem, Simplex lever and Harden 'Bacon Slicer' hubs