Freddie Grubb works in Twickenham

Cyclists of my generation remember Freddie Grubb bikes only as a cheaper range in the Holdsworth stable. Apparently this was not always the case and before the war they were well regarded.

I have just come across a short piece in a news paper’s property section lauding the conversion of an old building in Gould Road near Twickenham Green into waterside offices.  It is said that in 1928 Freddie Grubb established Grubb Cycles on the premises and produced models that included the Twickenham Eagle and the Kingston Recumbent. The premises were later used for the production of Mercury cars.

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  1. gordon barrett said

    in the late 1950s i bourght a grubb frame for about 5 pound and built a complete bike for about 20 pounds .It was a very good runner i did race on it ,maynly time triles and some track riding at Herne hill track .Un fortunatley when i moved house it was sent to the local recycling unit , i now wish i had kept it ..?!!!

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