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Ellis Briggs - 1969

Owned by: Paul Kimberley

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Frame
Ellis Briggs,  Frame no. 4642 dated by Ellis Briggs as 21 or 23 March 1969; 531 double butted tubing with Zeus forged fork ends and rear dropouts, Prugnat type spearpoint lugs and sloping crown
Wheels
 Milremo sprint rims with Zeus large-flange QR hubs
Chainset Zeus Competition chainset
Pedals I'm yet to furnish it with some suitable pedals (its fitted with Japanese SR at present)
Gears Zeus Criterium gears
Brakes Weinmann levers operating Universal centre pull calipers
Stem/Bars GB Ventoux bars in a 3ttt Grand Prix special stem
Saddle Brooks professional saddle on a Campag 2-bolt seat post
Extra details After I had purchased it, a phone call to Ellis Briggs revealed that it was made in March 1969 and was originally supplied to the 1960's and 1970's 24-hour time trial champion Nim Carline, though I have found various pictures of Nim riding an Ellis Briggs I have yet to come across one of him on this machine.  Nim Carline owned a rhubarb farm in Yorkshire and employed the womens champion Beryl Burton as well as acting as her mentor for many years. Beryl was unofficially sponsored by Ron Kitching which may account for the amount of Kitching components and frame parts on this machine.

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Zeus componentry as listed above