Thursday, June 16, 2011

Selbach Cycles

Maurice Selbach was a long-distance time trial competitor of national stature who went into the cycle trade around 1924. In short order his firm became one of the leading builders of lightweight cycles, a status it maintained until his untimely death on a London street in 1935.

Derek Roberts, co-founder of our club, had a Selbach for his first bicycle in his early teens.

"I just lived for that bicycle..."

"I used it for everything under the sun... from an errand a hundred yards away, to riding to work... for cycle camping..."

"I didn't realize what I had..."

"Like a fool I sold it in the end." 

Read Hilary Stone on Selbach at Classic Lightweights UK.
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