Re: [CR]Tillston Hellenic 1950's, photos - info?

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Subject: Re: [CR]Tillston Hellenic 1950's, photos - info?
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 18:28:28 +0100

Hi Simon and listers

By Hellenic I assume you are referring to the method of seat stays attached to the top tube? I remember when I first got into club cycling in 69, and before I became a frame builder at Bob Jackson's and later Woodrup, there was a couple of clubmates in the Featherstone road club who had frames with seat stays like that, and they were badged JT RODGERS.

JT RODGERS had a shop in Featherstone and in Seacroft [Leeds] but I have no idea if they were built on site or if they had them made elswhere? [maybe Norris would know?]

I made a 'low pro 753' with the same stays whilst I was at Woodrup's, looked very nice if a little different! and of course we all know GT revived the style many years later.

Kevin Sayles
Bridgwater Somerset UK

----- Original Message -----
From: Simon P-J
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 12:54 PM
Subject: [CR]Tillston Hellenic 1950's, photos - info?

> I'd be grateful for any information about this Tillston Hellenic frame
> (serial # T75):
> The eBay seller said that this was one of 250 Hellenic frames made in the
> 1950's by Tillston of Stockton on Tees.
> Through the crude paint job the lugs look nicely finished. Is this a
> standard lug design?
> Any clues to a more precise date for the frame?
> How popular were Hellenic frames amongst small builders? Who made them,
> other than Thanet and Hetchins?
> Many thanks,
> Wyndham Pulman-Jones
> Girton, Cambs., UK.