Re: [Classicrendezvous] Query: What's a Blue Riband bike?


From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 22:56:47 EST
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Query: What's a Blue Riband bike?
To: chasds@mindspring.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


That be a Hobbs of Barbican model......(Not French at all, but veddy veddy British!)

http://www.cyclesdeoro.com/hobbs_blue_riband.htm

There was a pretty nice example, full chromed, for sale on Ebay a year plus ago by a Mr. Scott, I believe, in the Midwest.. Do others recall that gentleman who occasionally has early stuff for sale?

Also I think the name has a significance that I do not know. Can one of our British members expound upon that for us?

Dale Brown