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Sheffield Langsett Path - 1955   

Owned by: Eric Sayliss

Sheffield Langsett Eric R B 1


Frame
Sheffield Langsett Path - 1955, frame number L 13 1 55 (Langsett - 13 January 1955); built with Nervex Professional lugs
Wheels
Fiamme Milano rims on Campag large-flange hubs
Chainset Campag Pista 165
Pedals Campag track
Gears Single fixed
Brakes N/A
Stem/Bars Titan with Maes Kint/Schotte/Steenbergen bars
Saddle Brooks B17 Champion Sprinter
Extra details Built in Sheffield, Eric's town of birth, as the name suggets.  

The name over the shop door was 'Langsett Cycles' 182-4-6-8-190-192 Infirmary Road, Sheffield 6, works at Green Lane Sheffield 2.  A lot of the models were just named Langsett.  There was a famous 90 mile road race called 'The Langsett Road Race' started in 1951 and actually started in front of the shop shop. Independents and amateurs under BLRC rules. Famous winners were R Johnson, J Pottier, R J Maitland, A Isley, G Vines, T Hallam, and R Coe. This was run on a tough circuit in Derbyshire leaving Sheffield into Langsett. 1st Prize Trophy and 8 Pounds prize money  a week's wages in 1951) and 1st Amateur Simplex JUY - 51 Gear.  The 1957 Ovaltine / Langsett Cycles team in that year's race was: P Ryals, G Shaw, A Hoyland, D Orford, B Trippett and J Bennett. Owned by W A Smith & E A Smith. Mr Smith was President of The Sheffield Phoenix Cycle Club until he passed away a few years ago. I am still am member of that club.
Sheffield Eric RB 2
Titan stem with Maes Kint/Schotte/Steenbergen bars and alloy bolt

Sheffield Langsett RB 3
Head badge made by Eric from a tram driver's cap-badge