Lot 336: A circa 1980 H.R Morris lightweight Tricycle



2015-11-04 16:24:46

Lot 336: A circa 1980 H.R. Morris lightweight Tricycle. This attractive machine possesses a cream enamelled 23?-inch frame numbered 591, originally built for a Peter Cass who was employed by Hobbs Brothers, Albert Hobbs supplied the 'Blue Ribbon' lug set (of the pre-WWII type) and was subsequently the last tricycle that Dick Morris made before he retired. The tricycle is finished in light cream with red and gold decals, the fittings include Simplex 12-speed gearing, PMP Brevettato L-shaped Cranks with a double chain-set operated via Campagnolo controls mounted on the downtube, pedals with toe clips, Mavic rims and continental tubeless tyres, the front wheel having a Campagnolo quick release large flange hub. The 18-inch drop handlebars are fitted to a Cinelli extension and the Spidel levers operate the dual front brakes by Mavic and Campagnolo. Having seen very little use, this tricycle has been carefully dry stored for 35 years. The lot comes with a manuscript letter from Dick Morris, dated 1995, confirming this tricycle's legitimacy. (1) Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models Thursday, 12th November 2015 Estimate: £400-600
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