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Hobbs Blue Riband - 1951

Blue Riband 1 - 489

Hobbs of Barbican Blue Riband Road/Path, built March, 1951.  Frame No C1653. 24" c-c seat tube.
Wheels 27 x 1 ¼ Constrictor Conloy alloy rims 32/40, BH Airlite large flange front hub, Michelin Club Tourist tyres
Chainset Williams C1200
Pedals Marcet Berthet MB23 platform pedals with Christophe toe clips and straps
Gears Sturmey Archer FC four-speed close ratio gear hub dated 4/50
Brakes GB Coureur and superhood levers
Stem/Bars Reynolds chrome stem with Highgate bars
Headset TDC (repro)
Saddle Brooks B17 Swallow
Extras Brass flick bell, Bluemels Popular mudguards

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Above - seat lugs and frame lining

Left - head view showing B R finely-cut lugs
Blue Riband 3 - 220

Above - B B lugs and C 1200 chainset