J F Wilson

This J F Wilson arrived a couple of weeks ago .

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For an unknown reason other than the 90’s retro paint job soon as I saw it I wanted it .

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Not sure what the proper term is but I love the webbed style lugs .

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My first ride was not a disappointment either which is always a good sign even though it only lasted 300 yards before both tyres had lost 90 psi .

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So far a lot of my leisure rides have been done on this fine beast .

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J F Wilson are still going strong in Sheffield and have provided a lot of the original frame build specification .

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Purple Hardisty Arrival

Latest arrival in the garage is this Geordie built Hardisty built with Reynolds 531 competition tubing and a mixture of mainly Shimano 105 components from the mid 1990’s and a much more modern 105 triple crankset .

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I love the Purple paintwork and it reminds me a lot of a Mark 1 Escort Mexico i had many moons ago that had been specially ordered in purple velvet by it’s original owner .

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What with a triple crankset and a 7 speed megarange rear cassette , i should be able to climb all the local hills that Northamptonshire has to offer .