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F H Grubb 'Perfection Exquisite' - 1951

Owned by: Robin Walker

F H Grubb Walker RB 1


Frame F H Grubb with the rare 'Perfection Exquisite' lugs; frame number T2716 - 1951; short-wheelbase 39"; frame size 24"
Wheels Early Weinmann 27 HP rims on Airlite small-flange front hub and Sturmey Archer 4-speed FM rear
Chainset Durax Super Course cottered with Allez alloy ring
Pedals Chater Lea with Christophe toeclips and straps
Gears Sturmey Archer 4-speed FM hub gear with bar-mounted trigger control
Brakes Rare San Giorgio levers with early shallow-drop Weinmann calipers
Stem/Bars Reynolds alloy 'girder' with Binda bends
Saddle Brooks B17 Narrow - oval badge
Extra details One of the last genuine F H Grubb frames built before the takeover by W H Holdsworth in late '51 - see special lugwork below. Machine was acquired in 'Barn Find' condition and was equipped for touring.  Refinished and rebuilt by myself with more appropriate period correct equipment.

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Detail of reinforced brake bridge
F H Grubb Walker RB 4
Detail of cut-away work and wrapover on seat cluster