Strudwick Cycles, Oxford Street, Brighton

A friend sent me this photo copy of Strudwicks 1950 price list, presumably because I lived at Brighton for ten years. In fact I was just round the corner from the shop. Note the justification for a large frame, saving in weight -eh?, Greater rigidity and more lively. I don’t think so Mr Strudwick. Large frames, the norm in the fifties and sixties, was a fashion and a daft one at that.

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2 Comments »

  1. […] ostentatious display of the careful brazing of the frame. A 1950s Strudwick catalogue can be seen here on the eclectic Green Jersey blog, a home to often inspiring accounts of 1950s bike racing and […]

  2. Pat said

    Strudwicks Cycles is still in business in the same tiny Oxford street premises. I bought some bits I needed for a 1930s bike restoration this weekend and standing in the shop was a 1950s Strudwick with the fancy lugwork shown in the catalogue. Thanks for posting the catalogue.

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