1951 Experto Crede


Experto Crede
London, 1951

This Experto Crede was owned by a Yorkshireman for many years; he had it renovated by Argos of Bristol. The color scheme is emerald flam with red flam head tube and seat tube bands. The frame was first sold on 16th Feb. 1951. Very early Expertos, such as this is one, featured the Bonum-style question mark fork embellishment; later Expertos had simple fork crowns without embellishments. The frame size is 58 cm, c-to-c.

The components are mixed, but all classic. They include: a TA triple crank set (54,44,34T); Campag NR hi-flange hubs, twin-bolt seat post, Gran Sport rear mech with hand-cut long cage, head bearing, and Gran Sport brake calipers, modern front changer; Suntour ratchet bar-end shifters; Brooks saddle; 6-sp. Sachs block; Mavic 27-inch rims with Conti tires; GB handlebar; the chromed stem was a special order from Rob Mather, finished in 2004.

This bicycle is currently on display at the Golden Age Cycles Gallery in Oxfordshire.