Charlie Roberts left Holdsworth
in the mid 1960s and some time later - around 1976 - he moved to 87 Penge Road,
Anerley. Then in 1983 the last move was to the Gloucester Road address in Croydon. Charlie did work in other locations building for other shops, but his
own frames in this period carried either the Sydenham or Anerley addresses.
Both Charlie's sons, Chas and Geoff, worked from a young age
in the business.
Charlie senior passed away in 1979 and Chas continued the business until 2015.
Special thanks to John Foster
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'08-09 Cycle magazine article
Robert's road bike #00261
Harrison and Eric
Angell, Redbridge CC on Chris' tandem built in 1977
"It was ordered with a curved seat tube, butRobertshad
run out by the time mine
was built, and mine had the awful twin curved small diameter tubes. "
Serial #1372 Split seat tube and ultra short wheelbase.
featured at the 1976 New York Int. Bike Show.
Valladolid's club-touring style bike #572
Schott's audax #85834
frame #88222 in Reynolds 753 tubing
Photos courtesy Hilary
wheelbase bike; dropouts open
(photo by web master fron NY Bike
Show circa 1979)