L H Brookes - 1950 'La Routiere'
Owned by: Keith
||1050 L H Brookes 'La Routiere'; frame No. 2014;
22½" seat tube and top tube; wheelbase 42½"
||27" Dunlop steel HP with Airlite LF hubs
||Durax steel 3-pin - 46T
||Lyotard Quill with Christophe toeclips
||Simplex 4-speed Tour de France alloy
||GB Hiduminium 4" with GB Maes bars
||I was born in
the Manchester area and did my utmost to keep up with Cyril Cartwright
on the Fallowfield track; If only I had my XK8 then, what might have
been. I came to the U.S 50 years ago and have been retired
eight. I needed the excercise, so started collecting the
bicycles to restore that I could never afford then. Ironic,
isn't it. Ron Sant bought this machine from the
original owner, so that makes me, by default, the complete bicycles'
second owner! I do no box lining as I can no longer even hold
a cup without spilling. The striper lives in the next block,
and I do the painting myself. Also, I make the