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Bruce Robbins
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Superbe by name
Well, this is a wee bit of a departure for me. A new bike not very vintage, not very light and with no sporting pretensions. In fact, it's only 34 years old which makes it by far the youngest bike I have. It could be the grandson of some of my older machine...
Superbe by name
Superbe by name
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Hobbs update
Hobbs Superbe as I found it. I had an email from someone the other day asking what's happened to the Hobbs I wrote about last year. Well, I'm afraid that restoration has stalled for want of a pair of wheels. I've cleaned the frame up to the best of my abili...
Hobbs update
Hobbs update
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Restoration on the Cheap
The festive period isn't the best to find time for doing up a bike so progress has been rather slow of late. I was hoping that it might have been possible to salvage the rims on the Parkes' wheels but they're just too far gone. There's very little chrome th...
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After a lay-off of a couple of months I'm starting to get the urge again to get out there are do some photography.

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F. C. Parkes? A bit of a head scratcher...
The Parkes' serial number: LL1650 This F. C. Parkes is proving a hard one to pin down. First I thought it was a 1939/early '40s bike, then a 1947 machine based on the date code on the Sturmey AW rear and now the front FB drum hub says it was made in June, 1...
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Doherty Brake?
A good dousing with WD40, a rub with a paint brush and a Doherty brake is revealed. I wasn't expecting that. I've seen the odd alloy Doherty caliper looking like a GB but this is a steel one with quick release chrome. Actually, that's unfair as the chrome m...
Doherty Brake?
Doherty Brake?
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