London bicycle brand Freddie Grubb (affectionately named after the British cyclist Frederick H. Grubb) have drawn on their sporting heritage to release a limited edition bicycle to coincide with the Olympic Games in Brazil.
The all-silver road bike has been produced to commemorate the late great Mr. Grubb who won two silver medals in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.
“Frederick Grubb was a maverick pioneer of British cycling and besides naming our brand after him, we wanted to celebrate his Olympic achievements by building a limited edition bike to commemorate his silver medals at the 1912 Olympic games. We’ve taken our core Fleet model and redesigned it from the ground up, enhancing the performance with upgraded components and selecting a silver paint ﬁnish with a few choice black elements to give the bike it’s distinctive aesthetic” explained Co founder, Jack Pattison.
Key features of the Fleet DB Silver Edition include a hand-made Silver Freddie Grubb frame with internal cable routing. Automatic gears concealed within the rear wheel hub. Drop bars with front/rear trigger brake leavers. Streamlined aero seat post. Black leather saddle with titanium rails.
The Fleet DB Silver Edition is available in three frame sizes and made-to-order in 4 weeks from purchase. The bike is on display and for sale – along with other models of their core bicycle range in a range of colours, sizes and combinations – in the Freddie Grubb shop at 63 Amwell Street, London from Friday August 5th and is priced at £1299.
Frederick Henry Grubb was one of the greatest road riders of all time. Born in May 1887, he was a maverick who broke numerous time trial records (some without brakes!), was an honoured member of the Vegetarian Cycle & Athletic club and opened his own bicycle business in Brixton in 1914. For more information, read the Journal post “Who is Freddie Grubb?” online at the Freddie Grubb site.
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