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Hobbs Superbe - 1948

Owned by: Patricia Killiard
Hobbs Superbe PK RB 7


Frame HOBBS Superbe;  19 ½”;  (1948) Frame No: B 8708;  21 ½” top tube; 
17 ¼” chainstays;  10 3/4” BB;  Reynolds 531 tubing,  Finished Burgundy with white seat panel and head - gold lug lining. Frame restored 2009 by Mario Vaz.
Wheels 26” Weinmann alloy rims (40/32 spokes) with  on Racelite hubs 15/17 spokes
Chainset Stronglight steel cottered 5-pin with TA double ring 43/40 giving a 43.3" low gear
Pedals Constrictor ‘Boa’ quill pedals with Christophe toe-clips and  straps
Gears Simplex Tour de France 5-speed rear changer, Simplex Competition 'rod' front changer with 5-speed 14 - 24T freewheel
Brakes GB Hiduminium stirrups front and rear with early GB levers
Stem/Bars Reynolds alloy stem 2" with GB Maes bars 
Saddle Brooks B17 Swallow
Extras Bluemels white pump and mudguards.  
 
This frame (blue then) was purchased several years ago at the 'Boot and Back', a V-CC event, from a good friend. It was built-up  with Sturmey-Archer 4-speed FM gear but has just been refinished and rebuilt to my favourite specification.

Hobbs Superbe PK RB 11 Hobbs Superbe PH RB 12

Three views of Hobbs Superbe
lugwork and fork crown
Hobbs Superbe PK RB 10

Below: Left - front view of 'Superbe'  lugs, Hiduminium front brake, Simplex gear lever and Costrictor 'Boa' pedals
Right - Simplex 'Competition' front changer, Stronglight cranks and TA double chainrings
Hobbs Superbe PK RB 4 Hobbs Superbe PK RB 5

Hobbs Superbe PK RB 1
Above: Simplex front and rear gears, Stronglight/TA chainset

Hobbs Superbe PH RB 13 blue
The Hobbs Superbe before the 2009 restoration with Sturmey-Archer FM gear