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Paris Galibier - 1951

Owned by: Robin Walker

Galibier RB 1

Frame Paris Galibier 1951 - built by Paris Cycles; frame number 7307; frame size 23";  wheelbase 41"
Wheels 27" Conloy Asp HP rims on Airlite Continental large-flange 40/32 hole hubs
Chainset Rare Simplex Ekla cranks (very slim) with Chater Lea chainring
Pedals Chater Lea with Christophe toeclips and straps
Gears Simplex JUY51 4-speed with twin-cable operation.  The second cable automatically adjusts the tension on the rollers and is 'spliced' to the main cable
Brakes Alp Hi-Life
Stem/Bars Fancy lugged steel stem with alloy Concorde bars
Saddle Brooks B17 Swallow
Extra details The frame was purchased from a friend in Essex. It was damaged with fractured bottom bracket/seat tube joint (not unknown in Galibiers!) and was expertly repaired by Doug Pinkerton. Refinished and restored by myself and built up with appropriate period correct equipment

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