|1950's Hilton Wrigley
International; frame number 281 which is different to most H W numbers
which are four figures; seat tube 24"
|27" HP Weinmann rims on 32/40 Fratelli Brivio
||Stronglight steel 3-arm cottered
170 cranks with TA converter to TA 54/45 double rings on Bayliss Wiley
bottom bracket with 2C axle
||Constrictor Conloy Cobra with GB toeclips and
||Campagnolo Gran Sport rear with Record front
Regina 3-speed freewheel 16-18-20
||First Generation GB Coureur centre-pull with GB
Superhood + levers and hoods
||Early GB Maes bars on GB Spearpoint stem
Spencer shorties, Apex Gran Prix alloy pump.
Owned by my grandfather since the 50’s who after
with Norris Lockley I believe knew Hilton Wrigley through his work at
Brook Motors and cycling in the Colne Valley Wheelers. My grandfather
passed away in 2004 while living out in Cypress and his bikes came to
me. I rebuilt the Wrigley in 2005 from just the frame, forks and crank
set with other parts my grandfather had packed away in various boxes
and old cloths! The paintwork still being in good condition I left how
I found it, unsure whether it is original or a later re-spray. (I think
Norris believes it is a re-spray due to the italic down-tube decals).