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A collection of bicycles and frames by the famous London cycle shop in Camberwell. At the peak of production circa 1950 Gillott's employed 5 framebuilders including Ron Cooper, Bill Philbrook, Jim Collier, Len Hart and Len Truman. They were all racing men and knew the game inside out. They produced the finest frames possible with great craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Ron Cooper continued to build the occasional Gillott after his move to Honor Oak and his own Ron Cooper marque. In the 1980's he built many Gillotts for Mark Joynt who had bought the Gillott name from the Edwardes concern.
This collection was started in 1994 by Mark Stevens of the Veteran Cycle Club. It is still expanding.
''I love steel bicycles as objects because of their engineering simplicity,
their simple elegance of design. A few tubes that when properly joined
together funnel forces from our legs to the rear wheel while simultaneously
providing suspension action to isolate us from the road. Simple, elegant and
effective.'' Quote by Bruce Kwasha.

Cyclo axle tug

Cyclo axle tug

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The Galli Gillott.

The Galli Gillott.

25 photos

Filthy Fleurs
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Filthy Fleurs

50 photos

1973 Gillott frame

1973 Gillott frame

10 photos