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Paris Tour de France - 1948

Owned by: Patricia Killiard

Paris Tour de France - 1948
Frame Paris Tour de France 19” road frame No. 2380 (1948); 21” top tube; 15 ¾” chainstays with Stallard ends front and rear; braze-ons: pump pegs behind seat tube to one side, cable guides beneath top tube, ‘ring’ mudguard eyes;  twin-plate fork crown.
Wheels 26” Conloy Asp rims on Blumfield SF G/F hubs 32/40 with 15/17 DB  spokes     
Chainset Chater Lea 6 ½” round crank chainset with 42t ring
Pedals Boa with Christophe clips and straps
Gears Simplex 5-speed Tour de France with Simplex down-tube lever
Brakes Universal with early GB levers
Stem/Bars GB alloy spearpoint with Capo Berta bars
Saddle Brooks Swallow

Paris PK5 300
Above: Small head on this frame with the bi-laminates joined.  These are the early pattern
Paris PK6 300
Above: Image showing distinctive 'Paris' stencil work and tri-colour on twin-plate for crown.  Frame features 'Eiffel Tower' transfer on seat tube (also see left)

Paris PK4 300

Drive chain of Paris showing Chater Lea chainset with
round cranks Boa pedals and Simplex 5-speed
Tour de France rear changer

ParisPK9
Paris stripped down to single-speed to take part in London Tweed Run, November 2011
Simplex gear later replaced