Dennis, all....From my friend and bike restorer, David Cooper (www.coopertechnica.com<http://www.coopertechnica.com>).
Hi Dan, Thanks for the report. I am delighted that you are delighted.
Here are the specs. 1954 Claud Butler Road/Path, serial #5192 548 (built in August, 1954) Fillet brazed, with a special custom 1 1/8 top tube Chater Lea crankset Chater Lea chainring 46t Chater Lea Sprint Pedals Constrictor Asp (hollow section) aluminium rims 32/40 spoke count Blumfield narrow track hubs (rear is flip/flop) 16t fixed sprocket and 16t single freewheel Sram PC-1 1/2 x 1/8 nickel chain Bontrager 27 x 1 1/4 Kevlar Blackwall tires GB brakes (temporarily Hiuminium model , but will be changed to Coureur model) Shockstop brake lever hood Clarks black cable housing Track bars, , chrome, adjustable stem, unknown make Brampton headset TDC bottom bracket with Phillips spindle Birmalux seat pin 26.8mm Brooks B17 Swallow saddle Brooks "D-shaped" saddle bag
Paint and restoration work by Ed Litton
I suggest you don't order tires yet, I may have some other options for both of us. Go ahead and re-adjust the saddle if you like, I don't know exactly when the brakes will arrive. Best regards, David
David is pretty unbelievable, and this bike goes beyond pretty. Hence, it resides in our living room, when it is not brightening up the streets around here. And a shout out to pal Tom Rossiter for all these documentation shots.
Dan Wheeler, FAIA
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