Gillott Spear - 1949
Owned by: Bob Damper
the frame bought from Peter McLeod at Reading Lightweight Ride 2007,
other parts bought from various jumbles, Ebay, personal contacts in
V-CC or local cycling scene. It has been set up
for touring in hilly/mountainous country.
||Number 949874, seat tube 23", top tube 22",
wheelbase 43"; Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing; frame renovation by
Vaz Finishes in flamboyant bronze with flamboyant green head and seat
panel, lugs outlined in black.
||Solite 32H front hub, Sturmey Archer FW 40H rear
hub, Dunlop Special Lightweight rims 26 x 1¼"
||Chater-Lea 42t on TDC bottom bracket
||Chater-Lea Sprint Catos toeclips, Christophe
||Sturmey Archer FW 4-speed with Cyclo 3-speed
conversion, 16-19-23T, giving 12 speeds; Cyclo Benelux derailleur
mechanism; gear range 31.7-86.4 inches.
||Steel of unknown make
long-trigger Sturmey Archer 4-speed control. The Wilby saddle (how many
others have you seen?) Chossy saddlebag on Midland bag
support. Pump: Bluemels 19"
above: Early Sturmey
lever with long trigger
with derailleur gear - a tourists choice