R O HARRISON SUPER CIRCUIT ROAD BIKE 1938
"This bike is really rather special – the R O Harrison frame is the
Super Circuit model which is identified by the lugs and was designed
for road racing. It has one special feature, the chain oiler on the
seat tube, which was copied from some of the continental pro’s
machines… These chain oilers were occasionally used by number of
frame builders in the UK – I have also seen them on an occasional
Claud Butler and Holdsworth."
"This bike has been very nicely restored
with a period style paint job, Super Champion 3spd Osgear, small
flange Palladini hubs with quick release built into period wood
rims. These are not the later Palladini hubs that leave the block in
the dropouts. It has a correct period Brooks B17 saddle and an R O
Harrison steel stem combined with 1930s Continental shape bars.
Brakes are early Universal which I think are probably period
correct. Chainset is a Williams C1000."
"A really superb pre-war road bike with some rare components in
fabulous restored condition"
Text & pictures by Hilary Stone www.hilarystone.com
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