Rode to my grandads this morning on my claud butler, And while he was looking he noticed the 501 Tubing sticker. And told me about his old bike.
He remembers it being late 1940's that he was given money by his grandad to buy his first real bike. It cost him £25 then, Was a raleigh with 3 speed, But had 531 tubing and dropped bars. He bought it new and remembers it vividly having a grey saddle bag too.
He later converted it to a different gear set up that had levers in the ends of the handlebars? ???? (any ideas on this too?)
Trying to gather some information on it. As im sorta thinking if its do-able i might make it my next project to replicate it.
Any ideas guys?
Dont wanna keep asking him about it, As he knows what im like with bikes, and would know what im up to
*1976 Raleigh 20 (suspension, 5 speed, lightweight (ish)
*1997 Raleigh pioneer (the hack)
*2012 Pashley Guv-nor... (The special bike)
*1974 Dawes Kingpin (current project)