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Elswick 1965 singlespeed "Bristol Flyer"

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Steel, lugged, metallic green, with Gold cream and blood red decals

Chrome, rider stem

original Elswick forks, 1" original loose bearing headset, regreased and re-used

raleigh 27.5 from a mates Sun Solo. Original Raleigh Racing tyres.

raleigh 27.5 from a mates Sun Solo. Original Raleigh Racing tyres.

original cottered crank

steel chromed. Bassano saddle

original white German pedals


single weinmann vainquer short reach

OK, so I got this old girl from the city dump about three months ago. She was in non ori#ginal hammerite type blue finish, but I saw potential, the head badge was intact so I could see she was an Elswick. I estimate her to be mid 60s, but I could be wrong. I stripped her down meticulously, there wasn't a smidge of paint left. Then I resprayed her (with fairly respectable results) in Ford metallic silver green. I think it looks really period, and I like it. Then had a mate cut me some unigue graphics.
I call her the Bristol Flyer. Thats the name of a now demolished pub in my home city that I used to drink in when I was young!
She is a nice weight, and feels secure. Theres a single BMX style brake on the front wheel as I only ride bmx brakeless!! my first racing bike resto, done loads of bmxs over the years, but my poor old knees are done I thought..get a bigger bike!! (that wasn't what the doctor suggested)

People who friended this bike Splined, peazweag, campystamp

Nice car. Gotta love older

Nice car. Gotta love older cars that are actually driven.

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Thanks Veggie, yeah she takes me and my bike all over the place, shes a good old girl. Thanks for the comment.

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