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Flying Scot - 1953

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Flying Scot - 1953


Frame Flying Scot  (Rattray of Glasgow) 24"  -  Continental Supreme - Frame No. 538 C - 1953 - Reynolds 531 tubing -  Nervex Professional lugs - Top tube 23" - Chainstays 17¼" - Simplex rear ends with mudguard eyes - curved brake bridge - cable eye rear chainstay.   Forks oval to round - 2" rake - traditional Rattray strengthener inside fork blade at crown - 538 C on column and blade.  Frame and forks Orange with white head and seat tube panel. Chrome fromt and rear ends.
Wheels Conloy Asp 27" HP rims on Harden Large flange hubs with rear gear/fixed fitted Continental 27 x 1 1/8 tyres
Chainset Chater Lea bottom bracket with Stronglight steel cottered cranks with TA double chainrings and converter 43/48
Pedals Chater Lea with Christophe toeclips and Binda straps
Gears Simplex 5-speed with 5- speed block 14 - 24 plus Simplex rod front changer
Brakes GB Sport Hiduminium side pull - GB Superhood levers
Stem/Bars GB alloy 4½" (11.5cm) with Maes bars
Saddle Brooks B17 Swallow
Flying Scot PU 1
Nervex Professional headlugs and fork crown
Flying Scot PU 2
Front view of 'early' Nervex Professional lugs
Flying Scot PU 3
Rear end showing Simplex drop- outs and Tour de France gear

Flying Scot PU 4
Drive set-up showing Simplex 'Tour de France 5-speed rear changer, Simplex Competition front rod-changer
 and Stronglight steel cottered cranks with TA alloy double-ring set up