Classic Lightweights UK
H R Morris 'Special Model' 1956
Submitted by Hugo Vanneck
I acquired this and another Morris frame, a 1963 tricycle frame, from their second owner, a friend of their first, Mr. George Arnot, who had wanted them to stay together. It came to me with the present paint but was originally ordered in “dark grey with plated ends”. The rear triangle had been spread to take gears and I had it returned to its original fixed gear width. This is one of HRM’s earliest frames under his own name, built while he was still at F.J Sanders’ shop but after FJS had died and he had finished the backlog of Sanders frame orders. The steering column is marked with ‘Saund’ in white paint, a (mis-spelt) mark by the enamellers, a common practice at the time, to identify the frame as coming from F.J. Sanders, the name they still knew the Orford Road shop by. A fabulous frame to ride – light, builds up speed very easily, is very stable and comfortable.
Details of H R Morris head lugs
Drive chain including 'MORRIS' custom chainring
Right: Custom stem made by H R Morris
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