W. B. Hurlow Fastback
A rare, highly desirable and collectable 1970s H. W. Hurlow “Fastback” with a 54.5cm Reynolds 531 frame. The bike has a full Campagnolo Record groupset.
Born in England Bill Hurlow was highly respected and recognised as one of the best frame builders in the world. He was described by many of his peers as “the Picasso of bicycle builders” and he influenced bicycle makers worldwide. He invented many aspects of frame building including the fastback seat stays as seen on this model.
W.B. Hurlows have always been highly desirable and amongst his customers were rock star bike enthusiasts Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, as well as actor Peter Sellers, who insisted his model be finished in Ferrari red to match his car. Hurlow also built training bikes for his friend the legendary English road racer Tommy Simpson.
In 2010 Bill Hurlow passed away aged 89. Being an amateur racer and having won numerous time trial awards, he was still competing into his seventies, often beating rivals many years younger. He still covered 30-40 miles a day for pleasure into his mid-80s.
Not many frame builders are famous enough to get an FT obituary but Bill Hurlow certainly was.
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