PJ 7779

Patrick Wright contacted me and said…

Here are some pictures of another bike from the ‘Pike’ stable.  It was made for my late brother in law, George Reynolds Cannon.  I have no record of the date, but guess from the serial number that it’s a late “Pike of Crewkerne” model, although all the transfers were gone before it came my way. George lived in Marlborough, Wiltshire, and died  in 1992. He was very tall – some way over 6 ft 6, and the frame is correspondingly huge (69.5cm or thereabouts).  I am 6 ft 5 ins and find it a good ride as long as the saddle is as close to the post as possible – although the SunTour gear levers still seem a long way away! Unlike some other owners on this website,  I can be pretty relaxed about locking it up:  it would be impossible for 90 per cent of people to ride away on the thing. It was initially silver-grey and has been resprayed and reassembled once.  It now needs respectful restoration.

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