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 green 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 vintage but not strictly period-correct for a 1951 frame. Slightly more modern components, mostly from the 1960s & 1970s, have been fitted. They include: Mafac brake levers (NOS), Stronglight 80 triple crank set, TA pedals (also NOS, lovely things!); Campag NR hi-flange hubs, twin-bolt seat post, Gran Sport rear mech with hand-cut long cage, d.t. friction shifters, head bearing, and Gran Sport brake calipers; 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.

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