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Ephgrave No. 1 track - 1959

Owned by: Mario Romeo

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Frame
Ephgrave No 1 frame no. LE 3225 - 1959; seat tube 22½", top tube 22¾"; Reynolds 531 DB tubing
Wheels
Fiamme sprint rims on Airlite large-flange D/F hubs - 32/40 spokes tied and soldered
Chainset Stronglight steel cottered cranks with 27T TA inch-pitch ring
Pedals Sheffield steel with Christophe toeclips
Gears Single-speed fixed with 7T inch-pitch sprocket
Brakes N/A
Stem/Bars Cinelli steel 'badged stem with Cinelli Pista bars
Saddle Brooks B17 Swallow
Extra details Brought a few years back, an untouched original Ephgrave Track frame dating 1959,  the decals have faded over the years but remain as what looks like a gold outline, has faded rings decal on seat tube, the lugs throughout have been outlined in gold.
Fine details include rear curved detailed brake bridge, chrome ½ rear stays and fork tips, round forks, Reynolds 531 tubing, exquisite fine lugs throughout, original head badge and original colors of the decorative lolipop. Handles well with its tight geometry.

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Three views of long spearpoint No. 1 head lugs plus Cinelli 'badged' steel stem and Pista bars

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Seat cluster with 'lollipop' topeye decoration in original colours
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Twin-plate fork crown with round forks which were the norm for track frames

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Inch-pitch drive with block chain, 27T chainring, 7T sprocket giving a gear of 104" measured the UK way.
With a double link removed the wheelbase would be shortened to good effect, but taking links out of block chains is not easy.

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Detail of 5-pin crank/6-arm converter/chainring and block chain