Old Bloke On An Old Bike

The story of the restoration of a 1950s classic bicycle for a Land's End – John O'Groats charity ride in aid of Alzheimer's Society

1st Sep 2014: the first components

… are a pair of GB Superhood brake levers, which were widely used in the 1950s. GBsuperhoodAdvert

GB (named after its founder Gerry Burgess) was a British company making some of the first modern cycle components available in Britain, exploiting the technical advances in the use of aluminium alloys during World War II.


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This entry was posted on September 14, 2014 by in The bike and tagged , .
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