>
Classic Lightweights UK
Readers' Bikes  
 

Gillott Spearpoint - 1947

Owned by Patricia Killiard

Gillott Spear - 1947


Frame Gillott Spear 19" Frame No. 947214  (1947) - seat-tube -  21½" top-tube - 17½" chainstays - 41" wheelbase. - Reynolds 531 DB tubing -Finish Blue with white head and seat panel -lugs lined gold. Chrome front and rear ends.  Oval to round forks (2¼" fork rake) with lamp boss on left-hand blade. Pump pegs on down-tube. Mudguard eyes on front forks and rear seat stays. Curved seat-stay bridge with curved brake cable hanger.
Wheels Blumfield large flange hubs - 32/40 - rear gear/fixed - 15/17 double butted spokes - Conloy light alloy HP rims 26 x 1¼
Chainset Chater Lea - round cranks - 6½" - 44 tooth ring on Baylis Wiley bottom bracket - TDC axle
Pedals Constrictor ‘Boa’ with Christophe toeclips and straps
Gears Simplex 'Tour de France' five-speed, double-roller with Simplex down-tube lever
Brakes Mafac ('Dural Forge') centre-pull brakes with Mafac levers and hoods
Stem/Bars Reynolds 2¼" (6cm) alloy lugged stem BARS    GB Bailey Alloy 15" (38cm) blue tape
Headset Stronglight Competition
Saddle Brooks Swallow
Extras Bluemels Featherweight Pump – Bluemels blue mudguards

Gillot Spear 2
Gillot Spear 3 Gillott Spear 4
Above: details of Gillott Spear lugs and fork crown