Hugh Porter Headbadge
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Name: Hugh Porter Headbadge
Brand: Hugh Porter
Badge Type: Painted or Decal
Frame Types: Vintage Lightweights
Track / Fixed Gear
Country: England
Years: 1970's
Added By: canadian_psychlist on 06/12/10
Updated By: canadian_psychlist on 06/12/10
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Hugh Porter is a former multiple world professional champion in the 5,000m individual pursuit. He finished on the podium for 7 consecutive years from 1967-1973. He was champion four times (1968, 1970, 1972, 1973), second place twice (1967, 1969) and took the bronze in 1971.

According to the book 'A Champion On Two Wheels', Hugh and Barry Brandon formed a company late in 1971 called "Hugh Porter - Bantel Ltd" to market his own bikes and attempt to break away from his association with Raleigh Cycles.

I believe my frame was made during their first year of production (1971/72) because the head badge lists his World titles of 1968 and 1970, but no mention of his victories in 1972 and 1973. I have seen photos of later models where all 4 World titles appear on the head badge.

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