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Gillott 'Fleur de Lys' Superbe - 1954

Owned by: Peter Lowry
 
Gillott Fleur 1


Frame Gillott Fleur de Lys 23" road/path.   Finished in flam. blue with gold lug lining. Round forks
Wheels Constrictor 'Cobra' rims with 15/17 spokes, Harden 'Bacon Slicer' front hub
Chainset Chater Lea 48 chainring on round cranks
Pedals Chater Lea T bar, GB toeclips, Binda straps
Gears Sturmey Archer FM
Brakes Strata
Stem/Bars Titan 4" steel stem with Reynolds Pelissier bars
Headset Brampton
Saddle Brooks B17 Swallow
Extra details
In the 1950's when I was time trialling on my Hetchins 'Experto Crede' I lost my heart to a Gillott 'Fleur de Lys' sadly before I could do anything about getting one - could I really afford another bike, I don't think so - Queen Liz sent me off to fight the Communists in Malaya.   A dream gone forever... or so I thought, that is until Hilary introduced me to the V.C.C., then the dream was reborn.   It is a very sprightly ride but I'm afraid my little legs do not do the justice that it deserves, but oh, I do wallow in nostalgia when I ride it.

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Fleur de Lys headlugs - side
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Front view
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Chainstay bridge and Strata brake

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Seat lug detail
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Bottom bracket lugs
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Chater chainset round cranks

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Gillott fork ends with Harden Bacon-Slicer hub
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Beautifully polished Strata brake lever