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Those were the days

Post by Andy S on Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:36 am

More nostalgia Wink

http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-cyclists-special-1956/
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Post by philc on Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:30 pm

Not a Lycra-lout in sight! I wish we could turn back the clock and have traffic free roads.....with modern bikes of course!....and Lycra, I wouldn't fancy riding in those Plus-Fours!
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Post by Andrew Briggs on Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:39 am

Here is an even older clip featuring my Grandfather ("Tommy Briggs of Bradford") as they go through Derbyshire in 1946!

http://youtu.be/69YWTUxXoCI

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Post by Andy S on Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:59 am

Andrew Briggs wrote:Here is an even older clip featuring my Grandfather ("Tommy Briggs of Bradford") as they go through Derbyshire in 1946!

http://youtu.be/69YWTUxXoCI

Quality, thanks for sharing Andy Smile
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Post by Andrew Briggs on Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:29 am

Take a look at this for what might have been!

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QdMSjfvjDhUC&pg=PA70&lpg=PA70&dq=tommy+briggs+cycling&source=bl&ots=JJOW5VhT9G&sig=MUgFzja32OeUB_-OGF-ae2Opv2E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=aHl4VJvxO8TCOYfBgdgG&ved=0CDoQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=tommy%20briggs%20cycling&f=false

I only found this out this year!!

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Post by philc on Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:43 am

Fascinating Andy! Do you have any photos of him?
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Post by Andrew Briggs on Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:04 am

I'm pretty sure that this is him from the 1945 race. He is the nearest to the camera on the left (on the photograph with the Lord Mayor of London).

http://www.tour-racing.co.uk/html/1945_brighton-glasgow.html

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Post by philc on Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:05 pm

Wow what a great photo! I love the detail of the Claud Butler, complete with braze-on for a front lamp bracket, lovely Chater-Lea chainset, wing-nuts on the front wheel and twin aluminium water bottles. One of the bikes behind is a Bates with diadrant forks. Cool
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