Freddie Grubb Fixie

Hamcob

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Hi all,
Just brought a "Freddie Grubb" fixie today. it was a spur of the moment impulse buy and was wondering if anyone knows any thing about it?
I've read that he was a decent cyclist back in the day, wining a silver medal in 1912 olympics.
I am hoping to restore the bike to original spec if possible and have some fun doing that and riding it!
Cheers Jamie
 

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dan_bo

How much does it cost to Oldham?
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Failsworth
Lovely.
 

ChrisEyles

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Location
Devon
Nice bike! I am hankering after an old steel framed SS/fixed gear myself, but have been told the N+1 rule no longer applies until N-1 happens :sad:

Doesn't look like it needs that much work doing to it to me, what have you got in store for it? Don't know, but original spec might have included a derailleur and freewheel!
 
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Hamcob

Hamcob

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Thanks for the replies and commernts.
Its just a bit scruffy really, the rims are a matching pair and alloy not chrome, its had two new tyres and tubes, new chain and brake cables and cost me £60. I'm quite chuffed!
 
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Hamcob

Hamcob

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Just been digging around the net and it seems that it may be pre 1963 due to the badge on the steerer tube and W F Holdsworth took over F H Grubb in 1952.
Its older than me!!! :laugh:
 
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Hamcob

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True
 
I guess it is what would have been called a "road/path" back in the day. Certainly the rear-facing drop-outs speak of track use - and make it excellent for fixed wheel. Don't forget that in the immediate post-war period money was very tight (to say the least) and at even high-level racing the one bike had to do for everything. Even going to work!
 
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Hamcob

Hamcob

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Hi all,
i've stripped Grubby Freddy and had him sand blasted and painted. I also have polished the old chrome parts up and they all look nice.
Theres new headset bearings to go in and bottom bracket bearings too,only trial fitted bottom bracket at the moment.
Thanks, Jamie
 

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