Hobbs Blue Riband Track Bicycle c.1950


A superb example of a Hobbs of Barbican top of the range Blue Riband Track machine, with the fanciest and crispest lugwork and beautiful twin plate fork crown. 23 inch frame in excellent condition, refinished and lug-lined to the highest standard. Rare original Blue Riband enamel head badge. Fitted with correct period parts including inch pitch transmission with block chain, and rare Brooks Champion Sprinter saddle. Very light and very fast.

Wheels Fiamme sprint rims on Harden large-flange, double fixed hubs
Chainset Chater-Lea two-arm cranks with inch-pitch chainwheel
Pedals Chater-Lea Sprint with Christophe toe clips and straps
Gears Single-speed fixed
Brakes n/a
Stem/Bars Cinelli chromed steel track bars on steel track stem
Headset Hobbs Lytaloy
Saddle Brooks B17 Champion Sprinter