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Ernie Clements 'Ercal' - 1953

Owned by: Derek Browne

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Ernie Clements,1953; Frame No. 6268; Frame model Ercal. size 21"; Finish "French blue" with lugs lined in gold
Fiamme sprints on Campag Gran Sport steel barrel small-flange, quick release hubs
Chainset TA rings on 3-pin adaptor set on Duprat hollow cranks (Ex-Brian Haskell team Viking)
Pedals Philips Steel quill (ex-Les Wilson, B.S.A team)
Gears Campagnolo Gran Sport front and rear
Brakes Universal model 51
Stem/Bars Titan stem with Maes bars
Saddle Saddle "butchered" B17 competition, Seatpin Campag Gran Sport twin bolt
Extra details Origionally the frame had a Cyclo gear hanger drop out, but when Tim started racing on the frame he had a Campag hanger fitted. Vittoria tub carrier on saddle rails.

The origional owner tells me he purchased it for his wife in 1953, confirmed by Nigel land. Both Ken and Maureen Horton of the Rutland C.C. purchased frames from E.Clements, Ken still Has his and Maureen gave me hers 3 years ago. Their sonTim who was a highly sucsessfull member of my club the Halifax Racing Club through the 70's and 80's started his racing career on this frame.

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Front view showing Oscar Egg Super Champion lugs, Universal 51 brakes

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Drive showing Brian Haskell's 3 to 6-pin TA conversion on Duprat cranks