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Henry Burton - c.1952

Submitted by Terry Harradine 

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Frame
c. 1952 Henry Burton frame no. 408, Reynolds 531 DB tubing; seat tube 23½", top tube 23", wheelbase 42½;
Wheels
Weinmann 27 x 1¼" HP rims on unmarked steel small-flange hubs, Huret wingnuts, Michelin tyres
Chainset Stronglight steel cottered cranks 170mm with Simplex 49/47 chainwheels
Pedals Brampton B8s
Gears Simplex Tour de France rear with Simplex 'rod' front changer with 5-speed Regina freewheel
Brakes GB Hiduminium stirrups with GB Courier levers
Stem/Bars  Titan steel stem with GB Maes bars
Saddle Brooks B17 Standard with 27.2 allot seat post
Extra details Bluemels mudguards, Lucifer dynamo

The original owner was Alan Nelmes, he bought the frame new from Burtons shop in Stafford, I know he raced on it in the late 1950's, his sister showed me some photos, also his 1958 racing licence, he rode for the Dawley Velo based around Wellington Shropshire. Eric Moody had the frame resprayed in the early 90's hence the late 531 sticker. As far as I know, the bike had little use from then until now. I contadted Henry Burtons shop in search for further information, but they no longer keep records from that long ago.

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Head lugs, side and front plus head badge

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Drive chain with Smiplex Tour de France rear changer, Stronglight steel cottered cranks with
Simplex 47/49 chainrings and Simplex Competition front changer