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H R (Dick) Morris - 2
Although Dick Morris passed away in November 2010 he left us a legacy in the form of a set of lugs he cut when in his nineties. His intention was to have these built into a frame but sadly he died before this was done. The lugs were passed to a friend of the family who had himself been a frame-builder but recently retired. He is having the lugs built up into a period frame and then complete the machine build in memory of Dick.
Here we are able to show you the superb craftsmanship in these lugs before they are built into a frame and it proves that Dick lost none of his skills in his later years.
The frame is being built by Kevin Sayles at Woodrup Cycles and a visual record can be found here at:
(Click on 'H. R. Morris Frame')
Top head lug - 'HENRY R MORRIS' plus fancy cut-outs and fleur-de-lis
Bottom head lug - 'SANS PAREIL' in Latin = 'Without equal', also with cut-outs and fleur-de-lis
Bottom bracket - with fleur-de-lis for all tubes. Many builders skimp around this area
Seat Cluster - balanced design to match head lugs and bottom bracket
There are five H R Morris machines in Readers' Bikes
A few years before he died Dick Morris produced another set of lugs somewhat similar to the ones shown above, but with an abbreviation (SP) on the lower head lug rather than the latin quotation Sans Pareil:.
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