Frame: unspecified tube set. Saxon lugs.
Wheels: BSA hubs, ‘Continental’ 27″ can rims
Transmission: BSA pedals, chainset, b/b. Inch pitch block chain.
Saddle: Brooks Sprinter, steel pin.
Steering: Unbranded steel bars, unbranded steel ‘Major Taylor’ adjustable stem.
Brake (when fitted). BSA
YouTube clip (Herne Hill March 2017):
Frame restoration: JGB (repairs). Argos.
Wheel building: Mick Madgett, Diss.
Frame purchased on eBay, hiding under a rattle-can spray job – under which we found ‘Fred James’ decals. We were then advised it had been restored by him may moons ago. V-CC ME helped us verify it was indeed a Saxon Bailey as we had been looking for. We were advised that in it’s racing days it had been ridden to a 1-02 ’25’ TT. Sharp, nervy handling on this one.
Rides: EGCC ‘Ten’ (as part of 3-up team); Lea Valley track. V-CC ‘Saxon’ ride.