Theo Parsons - 1953
Owned by: Jim
||1953 Theo Parsons road/path built with Reynolds
double-butted tubes, Reynolds 531 taper-wall fork tubes and stays, and
Nervex Professional lugs and fork ends.Seat tube
23½”: The outer surface of the bottom
bracket shell is stamped "83" on the bottom, and the left rear fork end
is stamped with an inverted "510" on its outward-facing surface, above
the axle slot. These are the only markings on the frame.
||Campagnolo Record pista hubs, Super Champion
‘Competition’ 27” X 1.25”
clincher (HP) rims and DT spokes
||Campagnolo Record pista with 43 tooth chain ring.
Regina ‘Oro’ pista chain
||Campagnolo Record pista with Christophe toe clips
and Alfredo Binda straps
||Campagnolo Nuovo Record stirrup and lever with
||Cinelli 66 bars and Cinelli 1A stem
‘Professional’ saddle on Campagnolo Nuovo Record pin
pump, Brooks saddle bag, and Terry’s stopwatch holder
I purchased this frame in 2004 from Jeff Robinson, for whom it was
built by Theo Parsons. For fifty years Jeff used the frame both for
racing, and daily transportation. For more information on Theo Parsons,
and this frame, see Theo
Parsons under 'Classic Frame Builders' and page 6 of The Squirrel,
Christmas 2005 (PDF file).
Theo’s brother Norman was a founding member of the North
Cycling Club. Norman’s son, Derek Parsons, has created a
marvelous web site about the Club: http://www.cotswoldcycling.co.uk.
Theo was also a member of the Club, and on the opening page of the web
site, a young Theo is shown astride his bicycle, fifth from the right.
Nervex Professional headlugs
modified by Theo Parsons
Image showing classic road/path