Another Ellis Briggs Favori

Ellis Briggs Favori Gran Premo from 1966
Ellis Briggs Favori Gran Premo from 1966

Another Ellis Briggs which will soon be added to my growing collection.  This is a Gran Premo model and was built in 1966.  This frame has had a respray during its life and probably a couple of rebuilds as most of the equipment doesn’t look original. In fact some has been swapped for nasty modern items.

It does have some rather nice Campag Record high flange hubs though and is built for 700 wheels with wide tyres.

A full restoration is on the cards for this one, which will have to include rechroming.  And being only a 21 1/2″ frame I think I already have a plan for this bike.

I really like these frames with the fastback stays and nervex lugs.  It was a very popular Ellis Briggs model during the 60s.  In fact I have another one in 23″ which I use reguarly.  This frame is nicer though.

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