Ian Stewart's 1955 Spitfire Repack
This is Ian Stewart's one speed bomber from the
70's. The dust on the bike is from Repack 1978.
This is one of the nicest of the Larkspur bikes
there were. A true Canyon Gang Bomber ridden by one of the HOF
Pioneers - Ian Stewart. Ian has left us but his bike lives on.
Every nut and bolt on this bike is an example of the Bomber philosophy,
each part sought out and put on this bike by Ian, back in the
day. From the grips, bars, stem on through the bike, this one
is perfect and represents Larkspur well.
There are no changes made to the bike, it's a complete
survivor. The seat hasn't been raised or lowered since the 70's.
Laguna fork, steel drop center front rim, 105 gauge spokes.
Bendix HD front hub with 3/8" axle.
Uniroyal Knobbies in great shape! Recovered Persons
saddle and AS binder bolt.
Heart and star ring, inch pinch chain, varsity cranks
and KKT pedals.
Rear S2 rim, Morrow hub and 105g spokes - matching HD spokes and nipples front and rear, this was a purpose built
The post war Schwinn straight bar frame was popular
with the Bomber guys. The forward slotted dropouts made working
with the skip tooth chain easier. The bike had a slightly steeper
head angle, shorter wheelbase and lower BB. One of the favorite
trails near the end of a Larkspur 'run' was S Trail. Can you say
slalom? The lower BB also favored guys that weren't so tall and
this again favored maneuverability.
THIS IS A WOCUS BIKE!!! ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PRIZES
FROM THE MOTHER OF ALL STASHES!!!
me at: RepackPioneer@aol.com