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1948 Paris Galibier
This bicycle fits into the "unorthodox" category. It was built in England with a combination of oversized and undersized tubes and a double top tube all out of Reynolds 531. Harry Rensch was a London builder from the late 30's through the 50's who believed his design offered greater alignment and more rigidity than the traditional diamond frame. The ornate filagree lugwork was done by W.B Harlow, a master craftsman who still lives on the north coast of England and built cycles for Condor in the 30's, Rensch in the 40's and Holdworth in the early 50's before going solo through the early 70's. It's outfitted with a Constricter 3sp derailleur system, steel fluted cottered crank and Chater Lea "Tommy Bar" pedals.

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