Re: [CR] ID help please. Boult frame lugs and brake levers


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Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 11:41:14 +0100
From: Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: Neil Foddering <neilfoddering@hotmail.com>
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Cc: peter brown <peterg.brown@ntlworld.com>, Rendezvous Classic <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] ID help please. Boult frame lugs and brake levers


The brake levers are certainly one version of the so-called Bartali levers (because of the finger hooks) - 'Bartali' levers were made by more than one maker I think.

Hilary Stone, Bristol, British Isles

Neil Foddering wrote:
> Hi Peter, they look like they could be modified Oscar Egg lugs.
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> Weymouth, Dorset, England
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>> From: peterg.brown@ntlworld.com
>> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>> Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 22:23:05 +0100
>> Subject: [CR] ID help please. Boult frame lugs and brake levers
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>> I recently acquired an E A Boult (early Witcomb) road frame, believed to be
>> late 1940s. The lugs are rather unusual and appear to have been modified
>> (not added to) by the builder and would have required a lot more material
>> than would be available on standard Nervex lugs for instance. Does anyone
>> know what lugs they are please. The frame had on it a pair of modern flat
>> steel bars, on which are what I think were the original brake levers, which
>> someone has suggested are Bartalli. Any positive ID and date would be
>> appreciated. Pics by following the link
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>> http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/110480710
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>> Peter Brown, Lincolnshire, England