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A F Mills - 1956

Submitted by Griff King-Spooner


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Frame
 A F Mills track - 1956; Reynolds 531 DB tubing; frame number under BB and on fork steerer 56016; seat tube 23", top tube 22½", chainstay 16", bottom bracket height 11½"
Wheels
Fiamme Pista (no braking surface) rims on BHC Airlite anodised red large-flange hubs, 32/40 spoking
Chainset Stronglight 49D cranks with 5-pin to 6-arm single-speed adaptor, 50T TA ring on Stronglight BB with TA axle
Pedals Campagnolo Pista with Christophe clips
Gears  Single speed fixed
Brakes Universal 51 side pull - front only
Stem/Bars Cinelli Piste steel bars (38cm) on Cinelli badged Piste stem (12.5cm)
Saddle  Brooks B17 with copper rivets on Campagnolo twin-bolt seat post
Extra details Resprayed by Mario Vaz.  A F Mills was located at 108 Welling High Street, Kent, close to Holmes of Welling.  They closed late 1950s.  Several builders with Olympic rings on their head badge were formed in 1948 (London Olympics).  If anyone knows more of A F Mills please inforn webmaster.

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Seat cluster and head lug

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A F Mills head badge showing track credentials and Olympic rings

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British Hub Co. large-flange hubs - anodised red in true Reg Harris fashion

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Down-tube decal - not perfectly accurate as taken at an angle

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Badged Cinelli steel stem - 12.5cm

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Side-view of stem showing sharp angle

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Left - Twin-plate fork crown for round track forks
Right - Bottom-bracket shell with oiler rather than the usual grease nipple