Hi all, my next-in-line rebuild project appears to be a pre-production model for the 1931 to 1933 single-downtube framed Flying Squirrel. They had a frame variation starting I believe at frame number 100, but mine is frame number 54 and it seems to be a Sprint Special frame, with the very short lug at the base of the seat pillar tube, and the detachable rear chainstay member is the lightweight SS version, made very simply without the big heavy lug that sits under the saddle,as seen on the 1931-1933 Flyers.
It has a bolt-on foot gearchange, and whilst this might be a later mod I intend to keep it as the first factory single downtube bikes with footchange were made in 1930, the year of my bike, so it is not inappropriate.
That leaves me with having to have a left-hand brake pedal, but I do not want the big, clumsy pedal and crossover shaft fitted to later Flyers, as they are far too heavy for my liking.
So, my question is, does anybody out there have a period photo of a single downtube frame Flyer’s left-hand brake pedal ? I only have R/H photos of the two specials built for Paul Stables and Noel Mavrogordato to ride in the 1930 Manx Grand Prix as “Shamateurs”. A close-up of Charles Windsor’s survivor’s left-hand side may well answer my query….