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Duckett Superlight

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by smitty190373, 29 Dec 2016.

  1. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Member

    I wondered if any of you guys would know or remember Duckett? This is my Dad's bike... i will be getting it road ready for L'eroica 2017.

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  2. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    @smitty190373 that looks good and not a name i have heard of before
     
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  3. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Member

    Hi @biggs682

    Thank you... I found a tiny bit about Duckett on the internet but not much. It has Campag 5 speed with Campag hubs and Reynolds 501 tubing. i'll be adding a chainring! He went all over the UK and Ireland on it in the late 50s.
     
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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    well thats something else i have learnt today , and how nice to have your dads old bike , wish my parents had kept any of there's

    hope you enjoy using it
     
  6. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    Nice. :becool:
     
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  7. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Member

    Thanks mate!

    it'll be a bit different to riding a carbon 22 speed compact,thats for sure!
     
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  8. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Über Member

    Lovely bike, what a gem!
     
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  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    i know which one i would rather have all day long and its not plastic either
     
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  10. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    ^^^^^^^^^^+1
     
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  12. PMarkey

    PMarkey Über Member

    Keep it as it is and embrace the experience , if your dad managed to get round the UK and Ireland and with 5 gears surely you should to ;) :biggrin:

    Paul
     
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  13. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Über Member

    Erm... would it be greedy if I said I'd like both?

    Very true, but TBF his dad probably didn't have the option :smile:
     
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  14. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    That link made interesting reading -

    "The photos of the shop were taken by Alan and June Polley around 1957. They were professional photographers, and customers of the shop in the 1950s - they were regular callers, as often for social visits as for business".

    I knew Alan and June fairly well as they were members of my last club, The Goodmayes wheelers. They were no longer active cyclists in the late eighties but Alan was still a keen photographer, regularly out at club events with lens at the ready.

     
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