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Are there any other "Hobbs of Barbican" owners her

4candles4candles Posts: 240
edited February 2009 in Road general
I only enquire as i was given one by my old neigbour, i didn't even know he was into cycling.

The bike is a 1949 Reynolds 531 23" dark metallic blue and gold lug lining with chrome forks with simplex gears and a lever operated front mech and GB brakes. It came with some HP's and gnutti / fiamme sprints. It really is quite cool, we chatted for ages and he showed me some pics of him racing in a local time trial with the Woolwich CC in 1952.

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  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    I did have one a while ago.Certain models are much sought after. Can you post some pictures .It sounds a classic bike.A couple of links here.
    http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/
    http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Britis ... /Hobbs.htm
    bagpuss
  • Aidy40Aidy40 Posts: 178
    I don't own a Hobbs but can say they are a highly regarded lightweight builder who also designed and made their own line of lightweight componentry. There is plenty of info about Hobbs on Classic Lightweights and Classic Rendevouz websites.
    Aidan Searle
  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 652
    I'd love to see some pictures of that if you can!
  • 4candles4candles Posts: 240
    Aidy40 wrote:
    I don't own a Hobbs but can say they are a highly regarded lightweight builder who also designed and made their own line of lightweight componentry. There is plenty of info about Hobbs on Classic Lightweights and Classic Rendevouz websites.

    It does actually have a 'Lytaloy' headset.. and i will get round to posting photos.

    Cheers for the links lads..

    I've also decided to get the frame professionally restored so i can use it on that italian classic event L'erotica.. :roll: oooh i can taste the vino tinto now !
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