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The David sprint iron 1940s

Submitted by Mike Stitson


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Frame
David track - 20 ½" cc seat tube, 22" top tube – Frame No. 4313 believed to be earlier than 1946 – Holly green paint
Wheels
British Hub Company Airlite large-flange hubs – Rear is the pre-war riveted model. Wooden Constrictor rims.  Vittoria rally tubs.
Chainset Unknown but with 'Cross' stamped on the arms.  To be replaced by Chater-Lea when one becomes available.
Pedals Chater-Lea sprint
Gears Single speed fixed
Brakes Burlite front brake only
Stem/Bars GB alloy Spearpoint stem with Reynolds Binda bars
Saddle  Wrights Olympian 56
Extra details  The previous owner bought the ‘Sprint Iron’ in 1947 passing it to me, unrestored, in August 2012. He has recently been to see it now sympathetically restored.


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Left and Right: seat cluster and fork crown
Centre: 'The David' original hand crafted head badge

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Three-quarter view of this compact track iron



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Original Constrictor sprint rim markings


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Pre-war Airlight hub with riveted flanges


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Previous owner John Cooke racing the ‘Sprint Iron’ at the Accumulator’s and Tabulators (Croydon)
 grass track meeting on 17th July 1948.



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Extract from The David sales catalogue