|c1923 James racing cycle.|
|Resilion cantilever brakes fitted.|
"This c 1923 James racer is a rare and important machine - it is one of the first factory built machines in the new lightweight style after WW1 - brazed up straight tapered chain and seat stays, 26in wheels and lower bottom bracket. This style copied from Bastide by the small lightweight builders immediately after WW1 spread to some of the bigger manufacturers such as James and New Hudson by 1923. The special quick release was the fashion of the early 1920s; the fishtailed lugs were one of the many improvements adopted around the time."
|Very distinctive James chainring.|
|Jagrose light bracket.|
The James is a thoroughly useable bike if you don't mind fixies. The ride is not significantly different from a machine thirty years its junior. All in a fine piece of cycling history.
|Well used 'Ideale' brand saddle.|
|Neat serrated quick release chain adjustment.|
|Lovely swan neck stem and curvy drops.|
|Early style toe straps.|
|Seat post is very small diameter with adaptor fitted in frame.|