Allins were not the only bicycle and frame builder in Whitehorse Road, Croydon.
For over decade they had a rival manufacturer, in Jensen, within striking distance across the road which must have caused more than just a little consternation for the old established firm.
I had been in contact with John for a year or so when he said he was thinking of selling his bike and I could not turn down the chance of owning it.
There are a mixture of components on the bike some dating from the early 70's and some as late as the mid 80's, but I feel that as the frame had been modified a little over the years this would not matter, and the style of the components had changed little anyway.
These guys got some history together and their latest mission looks to be one that’ll be tough to get out of alive. Stallone does get to the action fairly quickly and keeps the pace pretty brisk.