The 1968 Sun Chris Barber 10

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1968 Sun 'Chris Barber' 10 with long guards
1968 Sun 'Chris Barber' 10 Team Replica
Sun Chris Barber 10 Team Replica
1968 Sun 'Chris Barber' 10 Team Replica
Close up detail of the 1968 Sun 'Chris Barber 10'


The Sun Chris Barber 10 came about when the famous jazz trombonist, Chris Barber ended up sponsoring a cycle team as one of his roadies was a keen cyclist. The team was around in the late 1960s, Barber was also to sponsor motor racing teams too. The colour of the machine, I believe was derived from the Lotus car company based in Norfolk. Barber was a keen amateur racer and used to take part in races using a Lotus Elan from the early 1960s. This machine is very much a mid range replica, the actual race bikes using 531 tubing on the frames and Campagnolo components. That said the CB 10 is a fine machine and uses a Truwel tubed frame built at the Carlton factory in Worksop. Its been kept in pretty much original condition, save for the addition of yellow Bantel guards and the change of the original Huret Alvit to a period correct Simplex Prestige. Its a real head turner of a bike and is very much a favourite of mine.

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