Rotrax Super Course - 1949
||Rotrax Super Course - Frame No. 49409 - 25"
seat tube' 24” top tube; round forks - road rear ends -
eyes - pump pegs on down tube - 17" chainstays - 42" wheelbase
- top of seat stays ‘sculpted’. Finished
with contrasting seat panel and bands, chrome head lugs, fork crown and
ends. Also chrome rear ends.
||27" Conloy HP rims on Airlite
||Chater-Lea 3-arm with round cranks.
||Osgear 4-speed with de-tensioner lever and
modified jockey wheel
||GB Hiduminium stirrups plus early GB levers with
adjusters in the top of the hoods
||GB alloy spearpoint stem with early GB alloy Maes
bars with engraved ferrule
views of the Osgear
tension arm with de-tensioner cable which runs through a short
'free-floating' silver outer cable. On this set-up the outer cable is
held in a clip on the tension arm bracket.
Riders of this era used to modify the jockey wheel on the tension arm
by using the Cyclo version as here.
Views of the
early Super Course head lugs. Later versions had triangles cut into the
Osgear lever with additional de-tensioner cable control
GB Spearpoint alloy stem and
early GB Maes bars with ferrule engraved 'Type Maes' on left and
'GB England' on right
Early GB levers with brass cable
adjuster in the top of the hood, which is slightly darker in colour
than the lever