Track ends

A friend has sent a copy of the Strudwick Cycles brochure for 1950 presumably because they were based in Oxford Street Brighton near my former home. Just as soon as I can get my scanner working I shall add more about the firm.

have used the term track ends for as long as I have been cycling but these days it seems to be a misnomer as the vast majority of bikes with “track ends” never go anywhere near a velodrome and nor are they intended to. BMX bikes for one and, of course, the fixies popular with the Hoxton crowd never leave the mean (but very expensive) streets of East London.

But back to the Strudwick Cycles brochure where in describing the Oxford E.R.W. track frame they refer to Chater Lea draw-back rear ends. Isn’t that spot on?

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