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Raleigh track machine

Owned by: John Tomlinson

RHH 1



Frame Raleigh No. RP121-NP  Seat tube 22”;  Top tube 22.5”;  Wheel base 40”; Chainstay  16”
Wheels Fiamme sprint rims on Airlite LF Continental hubs 40/32; Vittoria Rally tubulars.
Chainset Williams 5 pin  23T with 7T sprocket - 88" gear; Inch-pitch block chain (3/16th)        Crank length 6¾”
Pedals RRA, with Christophe toe clips and straps
Gears Single-fixed
Brakes N/A
Stem/Bars Classic sprint chromed steel handlebars, 15” width; Stem, expander bolt fixing, 4½”
Saddle Brooks Professional Sprint with Cyclo (Sid Patterson) brace
Extra details Purchased at Phillips auction in August 2000.  The catalogue said it was a Reg Harris bike. It was in fairly good condition.  Tom Jeffery rebuilt the wheels with stainless double butted spokes which were tied and soldered.  The roller chain was replaced with a block chain.  The handlebars, stem and cranks were rechromed.  The history of this bike is unknown, but I enjoy riding it.  It gets an airing occasionally, usually at V-CC events such as Herne Hill Fun Day and Halesowen.