Re: [CR]Hugh Porter Bicycles


Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor

From: "richardsachs@juno.com" <richardsachs@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 02:32:05 GMT
To: fred_rednor@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [CR]Hugh Porter Bicycles
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

these were raced by the Bantel team. danny horton. sid barras. a few mail carriers too. these were branded frames.

hugh was an o.b.e. or a knight or something important. he was married to a gold medal swimmer. his house was named Rivendell. he liked basketball but couldn't go to his left.

e-RICHIE
aka Richard M Sachs
chester, ct


-- Fred Rafael Rednor wrote:


All the recent arguing over bicycle frames reminded me of this bike I saw this past Sunday. At first I thought it was a Harry Potter but on closer inspection I saw that this green frame was a Hugh Porter. Based on the Campy NR parts, the frame details and the owner's gray hair, I suspect it was built around 1973 - plus or minus a couple of years.

Now I know Hugh Porter was a champion track racer from the '60s
   and '70s but did he build his own frames? Or did he simply lease his name to some British builder? Anyway, it was a nice looking, unpretentious frame, built from Reynolds 531. Unfortunately, I had to hurry home after my club ride and wasn't able to chat with the owner.
     Cheers,
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (Home of the Java
        Shack coffee house, the Squadra Coppi cycling club
        and at least one Hugh Porter bicycle)