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F W Evans (Steelite 'S') c.1939

Owned by: Michael Townsend


My 1939 F.W.Evans and I think from the catalogue that it was a model called the Steelite (S type as it has a Sturmey). I bought it from a V-CC member via the ubiquitous eBay. The only changes I have made are the pedals, clips and straps (they were Lyotards) and the saddle (was a Wrights). Oh and I added the old Carradice bag.

F W Evans (Steelite 'S') Lightweight Tourer, c.1939, frame number 4491; Reynolds 531; chrome ends; 'Silver Plaque' rear dropouts
26 x 1¼" Dunlop Special Lightweight rims on Bayliss Wiley small flange front and Sturmey rear hubs
Chainset Williams B100 44T
Pedals Phillips Apollo rat traps with Brooks toeclips and straps
Gears Sturmey-Archer AW 1937 with 22T sprocket
Brakes Resilion 'Cantilette'
Stem/Bars Reynolds RR 56 Hiduminium Marsh shallow level bars with Shockstop grips and RR 56 1½" stem
Saddle Brooks B17 Narrow on alloy stem
Extra details Bluemels Airweight alloy mudguards. Alloy rack on brazed-on lugs. Carradice bag.

F W Evans 'Silver Plaque' rear ends
 'The Evans' transfer and box lining

Braze-ons for rear carrier
Resilion Cantilette brakes,

Reynolds RR 56 Hiduminium Marsh shallow level bars
 with Shockstop grips and RR 56 1½" stem