Old style Beacon Tops.

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charlie
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Old style Beacon Tops.

Post by charlie » 16 Nov 2020 21:40

I have 2 Beacon tops from the 1980s. This pattern was based on the original tops. Dennis Baker ordered 20 in 1983 and subsequently others were made, these are from that era. One is a size 38 the other a size 30, in immaculate condition, wool, warm and free to a good home.

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Re: Old style Beacon Tops.

Post by Mark_R » 17 Nov 2020 14:15

Hi Charlie

I'd love the larger one of the two if it's still going free - you sure you don't want anything for it?

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Re: Old style Beacon Tops.

Post by charlie » 17 Nov 2020 22:22

Mark it's yours if you want it. FOC.

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Re: Old style Beacon Tops.

Post by Mark_R » 19 Nov 2020 12:58

thanks - have sent you a private message

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Re: Old style Beacon Tops.

Post by Philip Whiteman » 19 Nov 2020 14:23

I guess that must be one of the old red types with greenish ice cream cone on the front. I had one but gave it to Paul Prince to display on his wall at Cultracing.

They were produced by Impsports and the tops fitted very well but the shorts, well all can do is :roll:

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Post by laurence_cooley » 19 Nov 2020 16:03

Philip Whiteman wrote:
19 Nov 2020 14:23
They were produced by Impsports and the tops fitted very well but the shorts, well all can do is :roll:
The Impsport ones wouldn't have been wool though, would they?

I presumed Charlie's were more like these (although they look more like velour):

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Re: Old style Beacon Tops.

Post by George » 23 Nov 2020 15:33

The tops in the picture linked by Laurenece were indeed from the 80s. Someone at the club, whom I won't embarrass by naming him, but who has something of a reputation for hoarding old bikes and old kit, still has one of those in the loft.

However, Charlie says "based on the original design", whereas, if I recall, those winter tops were actually an on-trend contemporary design. So I wonder whether he actually means the racing jersey design in use at the same time:

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The jersey in that picture dates from about 82 or 83. It's not actually wool, but it might reasonably be described as 'woolly', actually being knitted acrylic.

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