[CR]50's ~ 60's British Bike rear dropout spacings ???

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 19:08:14 +0200
From: "Amir Avitzur" <avitzur@013.net>
To: Classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
cc: MICHAEL WAITE <mrwaite@btopenworld.com>
cc: Bruce Robbins
cc: Neil Foddering
cc: Philip Easton
cc: MICHAEL WAITE
Subject: [CR]50's ~ 60's British Bike rear dropout spacings ???

My 50's Hobbs has rear dropout spacing of 114mm.

That seems an odd size to me for a freewheel hub bike.

Is my frame out of alignment or was it designed for a three speed hub?

Anybody know what the rear dropout spacings were on post war British bikes?

Amir Avitzur
R"G Israel