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Hobbs 'Blue Riband' track iron - c.1950

Owned by: Tim Dawson

Hobbs TD 1

Frame Hobbs "Blue Riband" track frame, c.1950; frame no. 102431; 24" seat tube; built close-clearance with track ends; round forks with twin-plate fork crown
Wheels Fiamme sprint rims on Harden large-flange, double fixed hubs
Chainset Chater-Lea two-arm cranks with inch-pitch chainwheel
Pedals Chater-Lea Sprint with Christoph toe clips and straps
Gears Single-speed fixed
Brakes n/a
Stem/Bars Cinelli chromed steel track bars on steel track stem
Headset Hobbs Lytaloy
Saddle Brooks B17 Champion Sprinter

Hobbs TD 2
Detail of head lugs from side, also "Blue Riband" head badge
Hobbs TD 3
Detail showing head lugs, "Blue Riband" head badge and twin-plate fork crown
Hobbs TD 4
Hobbs TD 5
Classic 50's track set up with Chater chainset and pedals with inch-pitch block chain (detail below)