Elswick Invincible – part 3

More progress on our 1957 Elswick Invincible restoration… the frame and forks are ready for powdercoating, we’ve found a chainguard but need a mounting bracket for it and we’re getting rather expensive quotes for re-chroming some of the parts! The new whitewall Michelin tyres and chromed bell have arrived along with new brake pads and cables and we’ve sourced some reproduction Elswick decals, a lovely Brooks saddle and a superb vintage Sturmey-Archer seatpost in correct 26.4mm size. We’ve also tested the original Woods valve inner tubes (amazingly still fit for purpose!) and have got on with some more polishing and parts refurbishing as can be seen below:

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