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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:51 pm 
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Not sure what to do with the 1984 (according to the rear and only wheel) Sun Worksop 10 speed I just picked up off local Gumtree

I don't know anything about the manufacturer... so far all I've done is strip it down. Frame has nice double rear brake cable guides, horizontal drop-outs and nice headtube badge.

Off the parts that came with it I think I have original fork, headset, Maillard / Rigida rear wheel, Sugino crank (LH is an SR :x ), Ofmega quill pedals and centre pull brakes.

Any clues folks?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:38 pm 
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It's Sun of Worksop in Nottinghamshire. Made at the Carlton factory, it's a Raleigh badge engineered gas pipe job. Sun of Birmingham are the originals and a much better bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:43 pm 
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desmondo wrote:
It's Sun of Worksop in Nottinghamshire. Made at the Carlton factory, it's a Raleigh badge engineered gas pipe job. Sun of Birmingham are the originals and a much better bike.


they'd be the pre-'63 ones then (yes I'e been googling aware that I spelt Worksop wrong in OP!)?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:37 pm 
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One of the many previously good names that Raleigh Industries snapped up and then used for their low end products. Others were Triumph, Robin Hood, BSA for example. I think a guy named Peter Parkes was at one time involved in the original Sun brand that manufactured some very nice - and now quite desirable - models such as the 'Manxman'.

However, in the 60's Raleigh did run a professional team using the Sun brand name and a white, green and black colour scheme.

I think there are some examples on Classic Lightweights in the Readers' Bikes section? I have adverts in old late 50's 'Sporting Cyclist' magazines for them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:20 pm 
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Average 10 speed "racer".

Still, probably not a bad bike, all told.

This thread makes no sense without pictures.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:18 pm 
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cant have this thread picless, a past tip find:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:59 pm 
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here's mine - as collected (poor thing):

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Dead Rats wrote:
here's mine - as collected (poor thing):

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throw it back....







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As I mentioned the subject in a previous post, here is a piccy of 2 riders in Sun team jerseys in 1970. I think they rode as 'Sun-Truwell-Huret' but what Truwell was I'm not sure. Possibly a range of tubing?

White and Green main colours with a Black and White chequer stripe up the middle. I rather liked it.

I think the 2 riders are Dave Mitchell and John Aslin in the Mackeson sponsored Isle of Wight 3-Day race Easter 1970. The bikes were Green and White also - but Dave's seems to be a different colour.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:55 pm 
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My first racer as a lad in the 70's, was a lovely white Sun..... Loved it....


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