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Condor (Bill Hurlow) Superbe - 1962   

Owned by: Derek Athey

Condor RB 1


Frame
1962 Condor  Superbe (Built by Bill Hurlow),  Reynolds 531 DB tubing; 24" seat tube, 23" top tube,  40¾" wheelbase
Wheels
Weinmann Alesa HP rims 36 x 36 built 3x with chrome spokes onto Campag Tipo LF QR hubs
Chainset Stronglight 49D cranks with TA 34/44 double rings - Superlight Competition bottom bracket
Pedals Campagnolo Record alloy/steel pedals with Christophe toeclips and straps
Gears Campagnolo steel Record front and rear with 14-28 block - early Campag bar-end levers
Brakes Mafac levers with early Mafac centre-pull stirrups
Stem/Bars Cinelli stem with Giro d'Italia bars - early 60's
Saddle Brooks B15 Narrow on Campag Record alloy twin-bolt seat pin

Condor RB 4 Bill Hurlow designed the lugs for this Condor in 1954 while he was working for Condor on a self-employed basis.

He may have been influenced by the early F H Grubb Perfection Exquisite lugwork which he would have been acquainted with when he worked at Holdsworth when they purchased the ex-Grubb stock in 1951.

This machine has a very rare alloy Mafac adjustable brake hanger (see image below)

Condoe RB 2

Above: Very rare Mafac alloy brake cable hanger with screw to adjust cable tension, also detail of seat lug and wrapover seat stays



Right: Bill Hurlow lugwork on this 1962 Condor
also note detail of cable guides as well as cable stops
 for both brake and gear cables
Condor RB 3

Condor RB 5
Drive, showing Stronglight/TA chainset, Campag Record front and rear changers,
Campag pedals and Terry spring pump clip

Condor RB 6
Cinelli Giro d'Italia bars