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Jensen - 1961

Submitted by Philip Amadeus


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Frame
 Jensen no. 61433 (1961) Nervex Pro Lugs; 22½" seat tube, 72º parallel; brazed stops for bar end levers. Original colour was maroon with white head and seat tube panel
Wheels
27x1¼" Weinmann HP on Campagnolo GS large-flange QR hubs
Chainset Stronglight 49d 5-pin cotterless with TA double rings, 
Pedals Gipiemme with Christophe clips and straps
Gears Campagnolo Record rear and GS front with Campagnolo bar-end shifters
Brakes Mafac centre-pull
Stem/Bars Milremo stem and bars
Saddle  Brooks
Extra details The bike was bought from John Spooner in almost original but well-used condition. It was re-painted by Argos - we also added the chrome ends and fork crown. Jensen Cycles were in Whitehorse Road, Croydon, almost opposite Allins and were popular with the local fast men at the time.
For L'Eroica, wheels might be replaced with sprints and Cyclo cross tubs, any
comments or advice?

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Seat cluster and head tube with 72º parallel angles

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Campagnolo/Stronglight/TA drive chain

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Looking at these elegant Nervex Professional lugs it is easy to see why so many builders stopped
the time-consuming business of creating individual hand-cut lugs


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View of 'the cockpit'