Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles


1961 Superbe Update

I stopped in to see George today at Parts Unknown looking for an extended stem for the ’61 Superbe Scorcher.


It’s not exactly what I was looking for but will do for now as a place holder. I had to make a leather shim to tighten the bar clamp down.

Aesthetically, the bike looks better with the bars in a forward position.  I actually prefer the bars in an upright position but can use the “Scorcher” for quick trips downtown.


2 responses

  1. runningbarrett

    I believe the scorcher would better with the bars up

    September 24, 2017 at 3:53 pm

  2. Bazil Smith

    I built one from a talk frame 74 superbe last year, with my aluminum rim set & 21t sprocket. I used them short bluemels tour de france aluminium fenders. I never really enjoyed it as much as the supercycle I’m riding today, so I converted it back and tried to sell it.
    Then I rode it in the spring , put it on my car carrier and threw it in the storage barn wet.
    You should see the rusty mess I have

    September 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm

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