[CR] Trials Bicycles

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From: Mark Stevens <gillottspear@googlemail.com>
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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:19:31 +0000
Subject: [CR] Trials Bicycles

Wayne asked about Trials bicycles. I am not aware of them either but can only think that some other popular bicycle sports such as Polo or 'Trackers' used these small rings. The 'tracker' was a bike built or more likely modified for racing around urban bombsites after the Second World War. I had one. It was fished out of the River Wandle by a mate at college and turned out to be made specifically for this sport by Pearsons of South London. They restored it for me. It had STRAIGHT forks. I have a photo of it somewhere. I will try to find it. I do remember it had a small chainwheel and was single speed with a freewheel. Bars were 'Comfort' bend.
    Claud Butler made Polo bikes amongst others. The other UK Savants may no more.
    Mark Stevens Evanton Scotland