Freddie Grubb - 1955
Owned by: Geoff
||Original F.H.Grubb. Frame no. 7644.
Reynolds plain gauge 531 tubing. The head lugs have the
“horns” of the early 1950 Nervex Professional
so the lugs could be from a set still in the factory
||Weinmann 27” X 11/4”. These
replaced the original Weinmanns that were no longer safe to use. Thanks
to Pat Curtis who donated them. Original
Airlite large flange hubs. The rear takes a block and fixed, 40 spokes.
Front 32 spokes
||The original Williams cannot be found.
This set looks correct for the period and will do until
more suitable turns up. Bayliss Wiley bottom-bracket
||Campagnolo Record. 1963 to 1967 (brass and steel
replaced the original Simplex in the mid 1960’s. Maillard.
17, 20, 23 and 26T freewheel. This is not new but the teeth and locking
better than the original Regina 7 model.
||Original Weinmann type 730 (the Q/R parts have
been lost) with matching levers
||Pivo. Aluminium. (This replaced the original
steel stem in the mid 1960’s) with the original steel bars
fitted by F.H.G as part of the frame set
“Swallow style”. The original Brooks B17 was beyond
further use. This is nothing like the original but it was
available, new and cheaper than replacing the B17
||This is a
renovation of the machine I purchased new in 1955
Some images of the Grubb lugwork
taken when the frame was shot-blasted