historic hetchins

1952 Nulli Secundus

Nulli Secundus
Tottenham, 1952

This Nulli Secundus, built in 1952, was first sold 14th September 1955 for GBP18. The geometry is as follows: seat tube c-to-c 22.5 in, top tube c-to-c 22.5 in, wheelbase 41 in., bracket height 10.5 in. The fork is original and features the question-mark tang more commonly seen on the Magnum Bonum (and a few early Experto Credes). The color scheme is black and chrome with gold trim.

The bike is equipped with the following components: Dunlop 27" 40/32 stainless steel rims, Campagnolo 3-piece Gran Sport hubs, GB Kromo Stem, Stratalite handle bar, Brampton Alatet headset, Constrictor lamp bracket, Cyclo Benelux front changer, Campagnolo Record rear mech, Gran Compe brake levers, Mafac Racer brakes, Stronglight 49D crank, TA 50/42 chainrings, six speed 14/28 freewheel, Brooks Swallow saddle, Brooks tool bag, Britannialloy Grand Prix pump, MKS Sylvan pedals, Christophe toe clips, Brooks toe straps.

The first owner reported that he brought it home on the London underground.

Fotos courtesy of the second owner.