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Hobbs Blue Riband Record c.1949

Owned by: Riki Puttock

Hobbs Puttock R B 1



Frame
1949 Hobbs 'Blue Riband' Record c. 1949 finished in French grey with gear hanger; seat tube 23½", wheelbase 41", bottom bracket height 11", fork rake 2½; braze-ons for pump, brake cable and gear eyes, gear lever boss, lamp bracket boss and CO2 pump boss on rear of seat tube, gear pulley BB.  
Wheels
Dunlop Special Lightweight HP rims on BH Solite hubs 32/40
Chainset Williams 5-pin steel cranks with 5-pin chainring AP (1952) on Bayliss Wiley BB
Pedals Lyotard with Christophe clips and straps
Gears Single speed
Brakes GB Hiduminium
Stem/Bars Adjustable stem with Reynolds 'Maes' bars
Saddle Brooks B17 saddle on Lytaloy domed seat post
Extra details This Blue Riband has all the hallmarks of a machine built for road racing which was rare in this era of fixed-wheel time trial machines.

Hobbs Puttock R B 3
Close-up showing Blue Riband head lugs and braze-ons
hobbs Puttock R B 2
Adjustable stem and early GB Hiduminium levers