The David sprint iron 1940s
by Mike Stitson
|David track - 20 ½" cc seat tube, 22"
– Frame No. 4313 believed to be earlier than 1946 –
|British Hub Company Airlite large-flange hubs
Rear is the pre-war riveted model. Wooden Constrictor rims.
Vittoria rally tubs.
||Unknown but with 'Cross' stamped on the arms.
To be replaced by Chater-Lea when one becomes available.
||Single speed fixed
||Burlite front brake only
||GB alloy Spearpoint stem with Reynolds Binda bars
|| Wrights Olympian 56
|| The previous owner bought the
Iron’ in 1947 passing it to me, unrestored, in August 2012.
has recently been to see it now sympathetically restored.
Left and Right:
seat cluster and fork crown
Centre: 'The David' original hand crafted head badge
Three-quarter view of this compact track iron
Original Constrictor sprint rim markings
Pre-war Airlight hub with riveted flanges
Previous owner John Cooke racing the ‘Sprint
at the Accumulator’s and Tabulators (Croydon)
grass track meeting on 17th July 1948.
Extract from The David sales catalogue