Classic Lightweights UK
Spécial C.N.C. - 1947Owned by: Bryan Clarke
CNC were established just before WWII by the Fletcher family and were originally at 112 Boulevard de la Chapelle, Paris. They were greatly favoured by the League riders (see Bernard Howard’s reminiscences). This bike was originally owned by East London RC rider Sid Garrard who was their reserve rider for the 1945 Brighton to Glasgow race. The frame is unusual in having chunky stays as well as main tubes all differing in diameter. Despite the fearsome angles it is a real treat to ride.
Drive chain as listed above - braze-on boss for tension arm under bottom bracket gives longer arm in effect,
a feature favoured by many riders of the time
Just able to see the detensioner cable for tension arm
Detail of Nivex rear ends
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