“Arrow” road frame, built for Pedal Pushers (Steve Hogg) in Sydney, brazed by Kerry Hopkins (serial #KH100). Reynolds 753 tubing and Everest webbed lugs.
Rebuilt as a porteur style shopping bike with a Wald #137 basket & Rivendell Sackville bag, Velo Orange Porteur bars / seatpost, Velocity Razor rims laced to White Industries ENO / MI5 hubs & 16T freewheel. Dia Compe guidonnet levers, cateye cloth tape, Brooks B17, Sugino Super Mighty cranks.
No, they’re not all Kerry’s, you can contact Steve Hogg via their website, he may have records on your one. Mine was one of 4 built with Everest lugs & 753 tubes. It was built by either Keith Brown (most of them) or Kerry Hopkins, for a guy named Brad.
Optimistic. Get a VO Porteur, Pass’n’Stow, CETMA for that sort of load, but your steering geometry better be up to it.
Sixpack & food however, no probs.
Mark b: The levers are more form than function, there’s a lot of slop in the pivot. That said, they work and allow you to hold the bar in multiple positions and still brake, without the lever/mount getting in your way.
Steering slows down, quick direction changes aren’t as easy. There’s some sway in the mount, not surprising given the flat stays, so a fast wrench on the bars will have the loaded basket moving out of sync. Lowering it will help, as would stiffening up the stays (which would degrade shock absorption by the fork though) by replacing them with tubular Cr-Mo.
I’ve put ~4-5kg in it so far, I wouldn’t want to put much more in there given the way the handling changes.
Sounds like a candidate fork swapping and experiments
Looks really nice. The bar angle, cotton wrap and guidonet levers all work well. I can’t help but think you’ll be fiddling with the front load position and it’s always going to be tricky given the style of the frame.