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BRIAN MARSHALL
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I have used Steve Lomas for the past 30 years, and always been very pleased with his work. He trades as ‘Five-One Wheelbuilding’, Top Lane, Goulceby, nr. Louth, Lincolnshire, about five minutes from Cadwell Park race circuit. With only a few exceptions Scott wheels were stove enamelled black, hubs, spokes, nipples, rims, the lot, throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, with chromium plated rims only appearing as standard in about 1948. If you look in the works despatch books for the late 1930s there are just a handful of bikes listed as having chrome rims, presumably as a special order.
I have always had my rebuilt vintage era wheels powder coated, with the exception of my 1929 works TT bike, which has nickel plated nipples and stainless spokes. This was after looking at 1929 photos taken on the Isle-of-Man, and I’m still not 100% sure, but I could easily paint them black if I change my mind !