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Hobbs of Barbican


Hobbs of Barbican built bikes from the early 1930s to 1953. This frame was built in 1945 after the war at the new factory in Dagenham. The two brothers, Albert and Joe Hobbs, built frames that offered real performance for the club man and were marketed as “one of the most advanced frame designs of modern times“.

The special butted forks known as the ‘TF oval fork’ were said to be the “only really resilient racing fork”.

Hobbs were renowned as one of the finest producers of fillet brazed, welded or lugless frames as per this example.

This Hobbs vintage bicycle is topped off with an Brooks leather saddle and quality Mavic rims on large flange Normandy hubs. This classic bike will be appreciated by the discerning rider.

Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

The right bike for you

We try to ensure every bike is well suited to the rider, as a result we have included the following as a guideline for the ideal rider:

Height 5’8″- 5’11” (173-180cm)
Size (Seat Tube) 59cm
Top Tube 56cm
Your vintage bike to hire low down

The low down


  • Petrol blue
  • 27′ QR alloy Mavic wheels with large flange Normandy his
  • Shimano 10 speed
  • Drilled Peugeot crankset
  • Reynolds 531
  • Brooks B17 leather saddle
Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

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