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Hilton Wrigley 'Connoisseur' - 1965


 Hilton Wrigley 'Connoisseur' 1965; frame no. 65002; Seat and top tubes 22", hand-cut lugs; Campagnolo 'long' rear ends.
Fiamme sprints on early Campagnolo large-flange QR hubs with straight levers
Chainset Stronglight model 63
Pedals Campagnolo steel Record quill
Gears  Early Campagnolo Record steel rear gear and Capagnolo front changer operated with bar-end levers
Brakes Universal model 61 centre-pull
Stem/Bars GB Maes bars on GB stem
Saddle  Early Brooks Professional (1960) with Campagnolo twin-bold seatpost
Extra details  Hilton Wrigley was the builder of highly crafted frames, from the early 50s through to the mid 60s. He produced the frames in the small village of Marsden,situated on the edge of the Moors leading from Huddersfield to Oldham. Many of the leading Huddersfield riders of the era, such as Brian Haskell. Tom Oldfield, Dennis Scholes, and Ken Balmforth, rode on Wrigleys in the early part of their careers, Haskell & Scholes who were both skilled sheet metal workers helped in the small workshop doing tasks such as filing lugs etc.

Down tube transfer

All-Campagnolo drive chain

A very young Brian Haskell, riding in the Circuit of The Dales Mountain 50.on his Wrigley.
Believed to be in 1952