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H R Morris - 1957

Owned by: Bryan Clarke

H R M Clarke RB 1



Frame
H R Morris - 1957 frame No. H293; built for Dave Tinsley February 1957 (see letter below); seat tube 22¾", top tube 22¾", chain stays 17 5/8",wheelbase 41"; 74 head /72 degree seat angles; Reynolds 531 butted tubing with Nervex Professional head lugs.
Wheels
Campag large-flange Gran Sport hubs on alloy sprint rims
Chainset Stronglight type 53 or 54 with 46/49 Simplex double chainrings
Pedals Sheffield Corsa model 645 with Christophe toeclips and straps
Gears Huret 4-speed Tour de France rear, Huret Bobet front changer
Brakes Mafac Racer
Stem/Bars Titan stem with Kint/Maes bars
Saddle Blocked Brooks Professional with Titan alloy seat pin
Extra details REG bottle cage; H R Morris built this frame with the early Nervex Professional lugs at the head but did not like using them for the seat and bottom bracket so he made matching ones from cast lugs (see close up below)

Below: details of H R M cut seat lug and head badge;
Huret Tour de France rear changer, head, stem, bars, etc.
Letter from H R Morris.
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