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johnsonclan 03-22-09 07:36 AM

Graham Tomlinson
 
Hi all! Any one ever heard of a framebuilder called Graham Tomlinson of Wellington Somerset? Any info would be super

Jjrcd 01-22-21 11:47 AM

A very nice chap
 
He ran a bike shop in South Street Wellington, Somerset, from the late 70s to mid or late 80s.

He was super helpful to me as I was rebuilding my dad's Pollard Superlite. It was difficult finding components to fit old Dunlop racing rims, but he managed to get them for me.

He took up framebuilding in later years, working with Stan Pike of Crewkerne.

Unfortunately I think that he died at quite an early age in the late 80's.

unworthy1 01-22-21 06:41 PM

a 12-year old Zombie, but...the OP now has a very complete answer!
"Good things come to those that wait".

shelbyfv 01-22-21 06:48 PM

Unfortunately he may never know. OP's only BF activity was double posting this thread on 3/22/09.:twitchy:

noobinsf 01-22-21 07:13 PM

A reference is a reference, and this is good information for anyone else who happens to seek it...

seedsbelize 01-22-21 07:56 PM

I got a pm, yesterday, in reply to.one I sent 11 years ago.

clubman 01-22-21 08:30 PM

C'mon! Jjrcd has one post, an engaging, fully comprehensive answer and already 2 likes.
Newbie of the year nominee for 2021.

Insidious C. 01-22-21 09:04 PM

I'm sure the Dunlop rims were difficult enough to find in the 80s. But now it's 2021 and yours truly needs one. :(

Welcome to bikeforums Jjrcd !

Jjrcd 01-23-21 11:04 AM

Dunlop rims
 

Originally Posted by Insidious C. (Post 21890367)
I'm sure the Dunlop rims were difficult enough to find in the 80s. But now it's 2021 and yours truly needs one. :(

Welcome to bikeforums Jjrcd !

thanks!

If i recall rightly they were 32 spoke front and 36 rear. Devils own job to find a rear hub that fitted so that could use derailleurs.

I got the rims attached to the rest of the bike- which was double butted tubes, forks and stays with GB components and a 3 speed dynohub

Unfortunately it was pinched from a garage in grove oxfordshire some time in 1990.

I am still in the area, so i always keep an eye out for a lurid orange bike with a cantilever frame. Probably beaten up as hell now, or more than likely scrapped, unfortunately!

Cheers
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jon


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