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Jack Green ca. 1938

Owned by: Richard Hoddinott

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Frame Jack Green Cycles of Bilston Street, Wolverhampton probably 1938; 23" built with Accles and Pollock Chromo tubing
Wheels Italian sprint rims on pre-war Airlite 'rivetted' hubs, 15/17g spokes tied and soldered
Chainset Simplex Ekla cranks with single chainring
Pedals Lyotard with Catos toeclips
Gears 4-speed Osgear mounted on brazed-on boss under bottom bracket
Brakes Gloria/Lam
Stem/Bars Unknown 'Continental' alloy stem with Maes 'Kint' bars with Paget bottles
Saddle Brooks B 17 Narrow
Extra details Chain guide on down tube. Twin bar mounted Paget bottle cages with alloy bottles.
The previous owner was Gerald Tredwell of Wolverhampton, still alive and strong at 84 years old and a founder member of the BLRC
He competed in many war-time and early post war races in the Shropshire and Midland areas. Some notes and memories from Gerald are found  in 'Reminscences'.

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Above: Pre-war rivetted Airlite hubs with tied and soldered spokes
Left: Osgear mounted on frame brazed-on boss. De-tension cable is not fitted between lever and tension arm.

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Above: seat cluster with BLRC League badge and WRCC transfer.
Right: Paget alloy bottle cages with spring loaded clip, alloy bottles and cork stoppers. Also front lever with 'de-tensioner' ratchet
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