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02-17-20, 02:58 AM
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Posted By hobbs1951

World Cup Superbe.

Interesting thread guys, motivates me to lavish some attention on my 1966 Superbe, bought from the widow of the original owner; a lecturer at the University of Hull during Phillip Larkin's time. He...
01-26-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By hobbs1951

I don't recall Shimano reels being available when...

I don't recall Shimano reels being available when these were purchased (new by me): the Mitchell & Abu reels in the 1970s and the Shakespeares* in the early 1980s.

John.

*Sigma's made in Japan
01-26-20, 08:39 AM
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Posted By hobbs1951

C & V fishing reels anyone ?

Here are some of mine:
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01-02-20, 11:55 PM
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Posted By hobbs1951

1984 Raleigh Corsa (Lightweight Unit)

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I bought this new in 1984 (replace my stolen Roberts), first year...
10-07-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,749
Posted By hobbs1951

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09-16-19, 01:50 AM
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Views: 293,675
Posted By hobbs1951

Here is the man from Navarre's Espada. ...

Here is the man from Navarre's Espada.


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09-13-19, 02:05 PM
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Views: 293,675
Posted By hobbs1951

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A mid 1970s Roberts TT bicycle (built by Charlie Roberts, Geoff Roberts or Derek...
09-11-19, 11:55 AM
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Posted By hobbs1951

One of my heroes, the late great Laurent Fignon....

One of my heroes, the late great Laurent Fignon. Criticised, especially as a result of Greg's win in the 1989 TdeF, for not adopting aero or modern technologies (as they were then), but these images...
09-11-19, 01:32 AM
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Posted By hobbs1951

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09-10-19, 05:38 AM
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Posted By hobbs1951

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My friend Glen Mitchell's Roberts track machine built by Geoff Roberts...
09-07-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,187
Posted By hobbs1951

Yes, it is a Roberts built Geoffrey Butler* and...

Yes, it is a Roberts built Geoffrey Butler* and built by either Geoff Roberts (Charles' youngest son - my friend) or Derek Bailey. There's a remote chance it may have been built by Charles (Charlie)...
09-07-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,187
Posted By hobbs1951

Firstly thank you. I refer you to my post...

Firstly thank you.


I refer you to my post #44 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=44) on this thread, Geoffrey Butler Cycles did not build frames, they were always...
08-23-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By hobbs1951

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Thanks again,

Charles (Charlie) Roberts was foreman in...
08-22-19, 06:56 AM
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Views: 1,524
Posted By hobbs1951

Good to hear from you Bill, I hadn't intended...

Good to hear from you Bill, I hadn't intended being a stranger. The Roberts open day was a great success, I have been helping Geoff (Roberts) with a few things over the last few months and will soon...
08-22-19, 12:37 AM
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Views: 1,524
Posted By hobbs1951

Roberts Cycles Open Day (Charles Roberts Memorial Day).

Last Sunday was the Roberts Cycles Open Day in sunny East Sussex, 70+ Roberts owners and enthusiasts in attendance, bbq, refreshments, live jazz trio and of course many fine bicycles and their...
03-05-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 30,585
Posted By hobbs1951

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11-12-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,097
Posted By hobbs1951

Armistice Day began to be replaced in the UK -...

Armistice Day began to be replaced in the UK - and to an extent in Europe - with Remembrance Days after World War Two, although many old timers (those born in the early 20th C) would still refer to...
11-12-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,097
Posted By hobbs1951

Armistice Day and Remembrance Day are two rather...

Armistice Day and Remembrance Day are two rather different things - many have forgotten or never knew. Armistice Day (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month) is the commemoration of the end...
02-28-18, 03:05 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 45,313
Posted By hobbs1951

Here is my 1951 Hobbs of Barbican, bought new by...

Here is my 1951 Hobbs of Barbican, bought new by my Wife's Dad for a tour of the Loire Valley (see image) with his sister Pam (she had a similiar which I have) and friends.

Peter, Wife's Dad is...
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