Old 08-23-19, 11:43 AM
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hobbs1951
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Location: Lincolnshire Wolds, England
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Bikes: 1986 SBDU Raleigh, 1984 Raleigh Corsa, 1980 Allin Stan Butler Special, 2 x late 1960s Roberts, 1978 Philbook, 1964 Allin Belgique, 1959 Allin Stan Butler Special, 1951 Higgins Plus Parfait, 1951 Hobbs of Barbican, 1913 Centaur Featherweight.

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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
You're welcome, most excellent. Well aware of Roberts in general and what is stated her that I have seen. Usually drill right down when something about them comes up.

Huge fan of the Brits long standing framebuilding tradition though I currently only have a Holdsworth, a badly bent Bob Jackson tandem frame and 8 Raleigh's, 5 Pro's, 1 Super tourer and a couple of Grand Prix's, 4 are frame only.

Still need a Bob Jackson, Roberts, Mercian, Jack Taylor, Cooper, Whitcomb, Woodrup, etc., etc

Keep up the good work.
Thanks again,

Charles (Charlie) Roberts was foreman in Holdsworth's frame building shop before he left to start Roberts. Your still need list is an interesting one - especially Ron Cooper and Jack Taylor. But you should have a Roberts - perhaps a new one from Geoff ?

This bicycle - above - should whet your appetite, built by Geoff Roberts for Glen Mitchell's ride in the 1980 Moscow Olympics - this ride is soooo very light, aero tubes by Roberts.

John.

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