1948 Rensch Champion de Monde

1948 Rensch Champion de Monde

22.5″ Frame

26″ Wheels

Sturmey-Archer Model AM gear

Frame No 4957

 

This is a rare model from Harry Rensch’s company, and the only surviving example I could find listed in the Paris Rensch register. It’s badged as a Rensch rather than as ‘Paris Cycles’ and is in original unrestored cosmetic condition. The top tube is quite weathered, and has been varnished by its previous owner (Alvin Smith RIP) in order to preserve what’s left of its Champion de Monde transfer (decal). The other transfers have survived in better condition.

The 3-speed gear is not fitted with a trigger and cable, but otherwise it’s in good all round condition and ready to ride.