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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988 View Post
Then perhaps you haven't ridden something like my 1951 New Hudson, which as poor brakes, a heavy 26" steel wheel set, and an extremely rigid Reynolds 531 straight gauge frame with relaxed geometry - and it was a sports model at that. It's fun to ride around, but it is definitely "old and tedious."

OK, the New Hudson is beautiful. Breathtaking. Cracking. Why let it be tedious? Sprints, or tubulars as we call them now, will fit handily under those mudguards and fitment of sprints would have been completely normal in 1951 Britain. Following that up with shorter reach brakes would be just as normal. My experience with 1950s sprint rims says they were far better made than same label rims we suffered in 70s. Sprint tires of course are marvelous in current production.
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