[CR] Jack Hately on ebay

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Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 21:00:58 +0000 (GMT)
From: Michael Butler <pariscycles@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: [CR] Jack Hately on ebay
To: CR Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

There is a very nice Jack Hateley road iron on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Classic-50s-Jack-Hateley-Race-Frame-531-Hetchins-style_W0QQitemZ7193022437QQcategoryZ22679QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Jack was a famous Wolverhampton builder and had a shop at 458 Stafford Road, Oxley. He started in 1942, and in 1945 started making lightweight frames. A fair number were sold, and a racing team which was fairly successful, was formed in 1947. The Hateley 'Modic' was launched in 1957 bit like a Moulton without suspension. It was a small wheel cycle that would fit into the boot (that's a trunk on your side of the water) of a car. It sold for £22.10s. A version with 3 or 5 speed gears cost £25.2s.4d. Cycle production ceased in 1983 when Jack died. His daughter Maureen continued to run the cycle shop, which the last time I was up that way was still open. This ebay frame looks very much like the top of the range Continental Praha. I was told many years ago my a Black Country clubman that Jack named his frames after the Peace Race Warsaw-Berlin-Prague as his frames were used in this race. Is this true?

Thats all for now. Keep those wheels spinning, in your memories if not still on the road. Be lucky Mick Butler Huntingdon UK.