Last Sunday’s tweed ride brought out some rarely seen ( by me at least ) classic bikes. I hope the “steel is real” bike enthusiasts out there get some enjoyment from these – I certainly did !
If I’ve missed your classic here, well you’ll just have to turn up again next year and give me another chance …
This Speedwell had to be seen close up to really be appreciated – an original unrestored frame with modern running gear, possessing a wonderfully subtle and rusty patina. A credit to the restorer’s good taste, I thought.
A classic loop frame original, ridden by one of the younger participants.
The owner told me the frame was all chromed originally, it had some classy details.
Although a later ‘reproduction’ model, this bike fitted in well with the ride theme.
What can I say ? Unique, rare, outstanding bike.
Sister bike to the Sun-Wasp, with a “to-die-for” Sturmey Archer quadrant shifter …
Some gorgeous leather accents here :
Now I know I’m not the only person in town with one of these ! This one was fitted with a Brooks B33 saddle.
Not exactly classic/vintage, but interesting, practical and a great advertisement nonetheless …
Lets hope this becomes an ongoing event !