Higgins Ultralite lugged frame. Finish: Flam Viola with flam
red head tube and seat bands. 9" chrome front forks, seat
stays and chain stays. Gold and red box lining and
gold lug lining. Oval forks, mudguard eyes, pump pegs on seat
||Campagnolo L/F Q/R hubs 32/40, 15/17 DB
spokes. Weinman 27" rims
||TA Cyclotouriste 46/36 chainrings, Stronglight
49D cotterless cranks
||Chater Lea Sprint with GB clips and Binda straps
||Campagnolo Gran Sport front mech.
Campagnolo Gran Sport (1952 mod. extra) rear mech
||Gloria levers, Alp calipers
||GB 531 4 ¼" steel stem with Reynolds
'Swallow.' Campagnolo seat pin
was bronze welded and could be built with lugs at an
extra cost and, I think I'm right in saying, this was named
the 'Plus Parfait.'
several of the top makes from the 50's, Hetchins, Gillott, Ephgrave
etc., and I don't why, but the Higgins rides better than any of
them; could it be that Higgins was an engineer first and a
I sent the frame to Argos for restoration and
I think they made a superb job following my instructions exactly.