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Hobbs Superbe - 1948

Owned by: Hakan Bilimlier


Hobbs Superbe 1948 frame no. D81263, seat tube 24", top tube 23", chainstays 17",
Fiamme sprint rims on FB (Fratelli Brivio) 3-piece double sided hubs
Chainset Chater-Lea 3-arm 6½" round cranks with Chater-Lea Chainring
Pedals Chater-Lea sprint pedals with brooks toeclips and straps
Gears Single speed
Brakes GB Coureur brake set with early GB levers
Stem/Bars GB Spearpoint alloy stem with GB Maes bars
Saddle Brooks B17 Swallow on Strata seatpost
Extra details Pifco lamps rear and front, fleur de lis motif engraved bell.

It was acquired on ebay as frame and fork and needed a respray and re-chroming, came with original and complete Lytaloy headset and bottom bracket. It was resprayed by a local painter under my supervision when I stayed loyal to original gold color.  Decals from H Lloyd and green linings applied by me.

I fell in love with fancy-lugged English bikes 5 years ago, after collecting italians for many years.

Hobbs Bilimlier RB 2
Seat cluster and topeye decoration
Hobbs Bilimlier RB 3
FB (Fratelli Brivio) large flange  hub
Hobbs Bilimlier RB 4
Head lug and fork crown

Hobbs Bilimlier RB 7
Chater-Lea 6½" 3-arm pencil cranks with Chater ring

Hobbs Bilimlier RB 5
Chater-Lea Sprint pedal
Hobbs Bilimlier RB 6
Pifco front lamp