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02-17-20, 02:58 AM
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Posted By hobbs1951

World Cup Superbe.

Interesting thread guys, motivates me to lavish some attention on my 1966 Superbe, bought from the widow of the original owner; a lecturer at the University of Hull during Phillip Larkin's time. He...
02-13-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,469
Posted By hobbs1951

The original F.W Evans, don't confuse with the...

The original F.W Evans, don't confuse with the chain of stores of that name, was very famous for being the specialist builder of touring bicycles as early as the 1930s. They were also famous for...
01-26-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,274
Posted By hobbs1951

I don't recall Shimano reels being available when...

I don't recall Shimano reels being available when these were purchased (new by me): the Mitchell & Abu reels in the 1970s and the Shakespeares* in the early 1980s.

John.

*Sigma's made in Japan
01-26-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,274
Posted By hobbs1951

C & V fishing reels anyone ?

Here are some of mine:
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01-02-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 46,382
Posted By hobbs1951

1984 Raleigh Corsa (Lightweight Unit)

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I bought this new in 1984 (replace my stolen Roberts), first year...
10-07-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,619
Posted By hobbs1951

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09-16-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 451,680
Posted By hobbs1951

Here is the man from Navarre's Espada. ...

Here is the man from Navarre's Espada.


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09-13-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 451,680
Posted By hobbs1951

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A mid 1970s Roberts TT bicycle (built by Charlie Roberts, Geoff Roberts or Derek...
09-11-19, 11:55 AM
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Views: 451,680
Posted By hobbs1951

One of my heroes, the late great Laurent Fignon....

One of my heroes, the late great Laurent Fignon. Criticised, especially as a result of Greg's win in the 1989 TdeF, for not adopting aero or modern technologies (as they were then), but these images...
09-11-19, 01:32 AM
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Views: 451,680
Posted By hobbs1951

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09-10-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 451,680
Posted By hobbs1951

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My friend Glen Mitchell's Roberts track machine built by Geoff Roberts...
09-07-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,794
Posted By hobbs1951

Yes, it is a Roberts built Geoffrey Butler* and...

Yes, it is a Roberts built Geoffrey Butler* and built by either Geoff Roberts (Charles' youngest son - my friend) or Derek Bailey. There's a remote chance it may have been built by Charles (Charlie)...
09-07-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,794
Posted By hobbs1951

Firstly thank you. I refer you to my post...

Firstly thank you.


I refer you to my post #44 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=44) on this thread, Geoffrey Butler Cycles did not build frames, they were always...
08-23-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By hobbs1951

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Thanks again,

Charles (Charlie) Roberts was foreman in...
08-22-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By hobbs1951

Good to hear from you Bill, I hadn't intended...

Good to hear from you Bill, I hadn't intended being a stranger. The Roberts open day was a great success, I have been helping Geoff (Roberts) with a few things over the last few months and will soon...
08-22-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By hobbs1951

Roberts Cycles Open Day (Charles Roberts Memorial Day).

Last Sunday was the Roberts Cycles Open Day in sunny East Sussex, 70+ Roberts owners and enthusiasts in attendance, bbq, refreshments, live jazz trio and of course many fine bicycles and their...
03-05-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 43,313
Posted By hobbs1951

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11-12-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,495
Posted By hobbs1951

Armistice Day began to be replaced in the UK -...

Armistice Day began to be replaced in the UK - and to an extent in Europe - with Remembrance Days after World War Two, although many old timers (those born in the early 20th C) would still refer to...
11-12-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,495
Posted By hobbs1951

Armistice Day and Remembrance Day are two rather...

Armistice Day and Remembrance Day are two rather different things - many have forgotten or never knew. Armistice Day (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month) is the commemoration of the end...
02-28-18, 03:05 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 59,548
Posted By hobbs1951

Here is my 1951 Hobbs of Barbican, bought new by...

Here is my 1951 Hobbs of Barbican, bought new by my Wife's Dad for a tour of the Loire Valley (see image) with his sister Pam (she had a similiar which I have) and friends.

Peter, Wife's Dad is...
04-23-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 40,225
Posted By hobbs1951

If we are referring to the classic period then...

If we are referring to the classic period then four Italian builders stand out (for me) -

Cinelli
Colnago
De Rosa
Masi.

In the post classic era, but still using steel -

Zullo
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