Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:00 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:27 am
Posts: 11
Location: Croydon
Apologies if this is in the wrong place.
I recently purchased this bike and all I can tell you is that it had spent many years in a garage and the Gent I bought it off of thought that it was a Hercules. Apparently it dates from 1918-1925 ish and was a Police bicycle.
What is not apparent on the pictures I will post is that there is not a "Continental" back-pedal to brake on ths bicycle.
Enough waffling from me here are the pic's.

Thanks in advance for any help you can Youngie


Attachments:
File comment: Users\user\Pictures\2011-04-28\bicycle1.jpg
bicycle2.jpg
bicycle2.jpg [ 97.17 KiB | Viewed 887 times ]
File comment: Users\user\Pictures\2011-04-28\bicycle1.jpg
bicycle1.jpg
bicycle1.jpg [ 89.69 KiB | Viewed 887 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:27 am
Posts: 11
Location: Croydon
I have 5 more pics hopefully with the info I have provided this will enable an I.D. to be made


Attachments:
File comment: Users\user\Pictures\2011-04-28\bicycle1.jpg
bicycle4.jpg
bicycle4.jpg [ 102.25 KiB | Viewed 886 times ]
File comment: Users\user\Pictures\2011-04-28\bicycle1.jpg
bicycle3.jpg
bicycle3.jpg [ 62.73 KiB | Viewed 886 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:27 am
Posts: 11
Location: Croydon
Last 1 of the bike the other 2 pics are both of brake blocks. I don't know if they're original but it might help.


Attachments:
File comment: Users\user\Pictures\2011-04-28\bicycle1.jpg
bicycle5.jpg
bicycle5.jpg [ 73.79 KiB | Viewed 882 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:27 am
Posts: 11
Location: Croydon
and lastly.


Attachments:
File comment: Users\user\Pictures\2011-04-28\bicycle1.jpg
brake2.jpg
brake2.jpg [ 41.64 KiB | Viewed 880 times ]
File comment: Users\user\Pictures\2011-04-28\bicycle1.jpg
brake1.jpg
brake1.jpg [ 38.93 KiB | Viewed 880 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:06 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:07 pm
Posts: 1321
Location: Cotswolds
When I saw the first brake block pic I said "John Bull", and so it is, but not original. They made replacements. Nickel plate indicates probably before 1930, but otherwise standard cheap roadster, nearer to 1930. The angles look a bit steeper than I would expect. Single sided rear brake crank indicates not Raleigh or BSA. The lamp bracket doesn't appear to have a logo, or the chainwheel, so could be any one of perhaps a hundred makers.
Does it have any chrome plate?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:43 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri May 21, 2010 6:08 pm
Posts: 418
Location: U K
possibly a royal enfield?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:27 am
Posts: 11
Location: Croydon
the only bit that has any chrome plating is the wheel rims theese have Dunlop made in England and 28/1and a quarter inch stamped on them. The chrome has started to peel on the front wheel. Hope tihs helps you out a bit.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:47 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:07 pm
Posts: 1321
Location: Cotswolds
The wheels would be 28 x 1 1/2, and after 1930, probably later than the rest of the bike. If you had a Sturmey Archer 3 speed it would be possible to date it. So the wheels may be later. Any details on the hubs?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:27 am
Posts: 11
Location: Croydon
just cleaned off some more crap. Front hubs no markings. Rear hub Phillips Made in England.

Hope this helps


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:45 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri May 21, 2010 6:08 pm
Posts: 418
Location: U K
That may have solved the mystery


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], mdvineng, stevelawson, Switch, tonyf39, Webskipper and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group