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Rotrax Super Course - 1953

Owned by: John Crump

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Frame
1953 Rotrax, Super Course, Frame No. 531057; seat tube 21", top tube 22" centre to centre 17½" chain stays.  Beautifully finished with unique lugs, reinforced tangs on pump pegs and elegant rear brake bridge with tangs
Wheels
Dunlop Special lightweight? 27" chrome rims with John Bull tyres, Campag small alloy flange with chrome barrels, 40x 32 spoked and Campag quick release, 5 speed with 14-24
Chainset  Stronglight 49d alloy cranks with 52x46 TA rings 
Pedals Lyatord alloy pedals
Gears Campag Gran Sport rear mech with cable adjuster and single Campag Open C lever, Simplex rod front mech, has a broken bolt issue but works
Brakes GB brake levers with hoods a little tatty, Mark 2 GB calipers.
Stem/Bars GB girder stem and Dawes Concorde bars (my favourite, the hand position for hill climbing is outstanding)
Saddle Brooks swallow saddle, alloy seat post
Extra details Bluemels pump and shortie guards, Lucas bell, Midland saddlebag

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Midland saddlebag
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Tang on pump peg, Super Course lugs