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Holmes of Welling - 'Feather Superbe' 

Submitted by Derek Browne, custodian (owned by Dave Watling)

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Frame
 Holmes of Welling 'Feather Superbe' Frame no. 5202; seat tube 23½" (c-to-t), top tube 23" (c-to-c); Head tube 72º, seat tube 71º; Simplex ends
Wheels
Fiamme sprint rims on early Campagnolo QR hubs
Chainset Gnutti steel cottered with double rings on Gnutti bottom bracket
Pedals Lyotard 'butterfly' quills with Christophe clips and straps
Gears  Benelux front (rod) and rear.(Derek is experimenting with chain tensions)
Brakes Frejus
Stem/Bars Strada South of France bars on Ava stem with Gnutti head set
Saddle  Brooks B15 Flyer
Extra details  Bluemels 'Tour de France' pump. Resprayed 1960 by Pennine Cycles, down tube and seat transfers made by Derek Browne and added recently.

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Holmes lugwork lined on top of lugs - Bradford style!

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