193 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme,
Special thanks to Alan Woods
Johnny and Ida Berry's shop in
1971 or 1972 . Note blue Berry bicycle l
eaning on window outside, orange Bob
Jackson frameset hanging in right
display window, and advertisement
for Ron Kitching's "Everything Cycling"
Johnny Berry in his shop
with Alan Woods' frame set.
were stamped on the bottom side of the bottom bracket shell and, at
least sometimes, on the bottom of the fork crown and/or on the
steerer tube. The first
2 digits represent the year that the frame was built. The third
digit is a place holder,
and is always a 1. After that comes the number of the frame. Frame
numbers ran sequent-
ially from when Johnny began building under his own name. Johnny
died in 1974. His last
frame (which was made for himself) was #741913.
World Championship color bands were added to his frames after
Audrey McElmury won
the women's road racing World Championship in Brno, Czechoslovakia
in 1969 on a Berry.