Classic Bicycle Frame
J F Wilson was a racing cyclist and highly successful cycling team manager. He competed at the highest level and was a successful manager into the late 50's with Wilson Cycles and Elswick - Hopper but also in helping to establish the Wilson-O'Brien team and the Ovaltine Alp Team. in 1948 Wilson Cycles was born in Sheffield.
Amongst those riding a J F Wilson frame in their peak was Ron Coe, 5 Times National Champion. Ron Coe rode for J F Wilson between 1957 and 1959 initially with the Wilson team but later with Elswick Hopper. The Frame listed here is one that was made to celebrate Wilson Cycles 50th Anniversary and is a frame as Ridden by Ron Coe. A tribute to a Champion and a great era of cycling.
(Information from Classic Light Weights)
J F Wilson (Yorkshire) Champion Elite "Ron Coe " Classic Bicycle Frame
About this Racing Bicycle Frame
The Frame was designed and built by Jim and Nigel Wilson.
The frame is a large size ( 59cm)
Top Tube Centre to Centre: 57cm
Seat Tube ; Top to Centre: 59cm & Centre to Centre: 57cm
Wheels Required: 700c
Spacing for wheels : Front: 100mm / Rear 124mm:
Frame weight ( as in picture) : 2.8 kg
A nicely finished and beautifully turned out frame , in a version of Green similar to Celeste.
Handmade lugged steel frame & Forks with Sloping Fork
Reynolds 531 Frame Tubing . Seat Post Requirement: 27mm
Cinelli Bottom Bracket Shell - Standard Threading
Under cable guides part of BB Shell
Rear Braze on guide under lower stay for rear mech
Brake cable guides 'traditional' top tube set of 3,
Cast ends - though can not make out manufacturer,
Brazed 'Tab' for Front Derailleur
Mounts for One Bottle cage
Included : Headset
Age of frame 1998
This frame has been stored for a few years. There are some drops of surface rust here and there across the frame . It's not awful and adds to character if anything.
There is evidence of painting - it's easy to spot on close inspection as it does not match original colour. A good place to spot this on the Top Tube Drive side near Head tub and just below 3rd Cable Guide but also the lower stays look like this colour has been applied thickly and dried in the cold. There is nothing to suggest anything for concern. The frame still looks good even with this.
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J F Wilson (Yorkshire) Champion Elite "Ron Coe " Classic Bicycle Frame 59cm
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