Re: [CR]Armstrong Path Racer


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 15:10:12 +0100
Subject: Re: [CR]Armstrong Path Racer
From: Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: Neill Currie <neill1234@yahoo.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <20020509190626.47023.qmail@web14005.mail.yahoo.com>


> Hi I have finally been through all my Armstrong catalogue copies and found one reference to a track style frame in the last one I looked in! Unfortunately the catalogue is not dated but I think it is 1954 or 1955. I have a similar but I think one year earlier catalogue also not dated but which describes Alatet headsets as being standard fitment on some models - these were available from 1953. The frame featured is simply listed as a 'Road Track frameset' and is built throughout with Reynolds 531 db tubing with 73 degree parallel angles. However there are differences from Neil's frameset - the forks are listed as oval and the lugs as 'feature cut' which does not mean Nervex Pro as they are specced on one or two of the other frames. I suspect that Neill's frameset is a year or so later. Road Track frames are not listed in the 1957 or 1958 catalogues so that makes the time period 1955-1956 as being the most likely.

Hilary Stone, Bristol, England


> Neil Currie wrote:
> I posted a few more detailed shots of the bike,
> here:
> http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4291843707