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Hobbs of Barbican Raceweight - 1949

Owned by: Pat Curtis

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Frame Hobbs of Barbican Raceweight Frame No. A955 (January 1949) Reynolds 531 DB throughout; 74° head 72° seat angles
Wheels Super Champion sprint rims on SF QR hubs - Continental tubular tyres
Chainset Stronglight steel cottered Competition 5-pin cranks with TA Criterium rings 48/52
Pedals Lyotard quill with Christophe clips and straps
Gears Campag Gran Sport front and rear (5-speed) Block 14.17.18.21.24
Brakes Universal Model 51 stirrups with GB Superhood levers
Stem/Bars Ambrosio
Headset
Saddle Brooks B17 Champion Narrow with 27.2 alloy seatpin
Extra details Built up as an early 1950s massed start racer

Raceweight 2s
Above: drive-chain with Campag Gran Sport front and rear changers and Stronglight/TA chainset
Right: view of Raceweight headlugs and fork crown
Raceweight 3s