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Jensen - 1963

Owned by: Terry Harradine
Jenson R B 1

Jensen road frame no. 63710 built by John Barclay; seat tube 22½"', top tube 22½", wheelbase 40"; Head/seat angles 72º;
Fiamme sprint rims on Campagnolo small-flange hubs
Chainset Stronglight 49D cranks with TA double chain rings
Pedals Campagnolo road with top of quills removed to accommodate wider feet, Christophe toeclips with Lapize straps
Gears Campagnolo Record rear; Campagnolo Gran Sport front changers; 14-15-16-18-20 freewheel
Brakes Universal 51 side-pull
Stem/Bars Ambrosio bars on Ambrosio alloy stem
Saddle Milremo Pro saddle on early Campagnolo twin-bolt seat pin
Extra details Owned since 1965; ridden in L'Eroica in 2007; flint catchers fitted front and rear. Bought the frame for £5 in 1965; it had a stripped bottom bracket which was replaced by Major Nichols who was impressed by the frame

Jensen RB 4
Campagnolo Gran Sport front changer
Jensen RB 3
Nervex Professional lugs and fork crown