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E R Russ - 1950/51

Owner Pat Curtis
Russ 450

E R Russ; 1950/51; frame no. 2929 LM; built with Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing throughout
Wheels Atom small-flange hubs built in Weinmann 32/40 rims - 27" x 1¼"
Chainset Stronglight Competition 3-pin with Gnutti 48T chainring
Pedals Lyotard Marcel Berthet platform
Gears Super Champion Osgear with chain guide and spoke protector; Regina 5-speed block 14-15-16-17-18
Brakes GB Coureur with Superhood levers
Stem/Bars GB Spearpoint stem with Maes bars
Saddle Brooks B17 Champion Narrow
Extras Twin alloy drinking bottles

Russ 2 325
Above: close-up of Super Champion Osgear showing chain guide on seat tube and spoke protector on rear wheel.  Tension arm is band-on type clamped at bottom of down tube.  Also Lyotar Marcel Berthet platform pedals

Right: Head tube of Russ showing lugs and 'ERR' transfer at Battersea Rise, London.  Osgear twin lever can be seen but the second control is not connected to the tension arm.  When connected this is used to reduce the tension on the chain for easy running.
Russ 3 250