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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

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My cousin found this bike and is keen to know what it is/how old it is - can anyone help?

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thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:49 pm 
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Could be anything but quite sure it's not a Raleigh :? Sweet though :)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:56 pm 
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Can't see any logo's on anything there, agree though with Tel, if it had been a raleigh of that era there would have been a Heron somewhere in the metalwork LOL

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:57 pm 
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From what I can see, the front forks are back about an inch, and the handlebars are 2 or 3 inches too high.
Probably made from standard components available to any large scale manufacturer in the 1960's.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:49 pm 
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I love the old butcher bike brakes....
All it needs is the big basket and a sign in the middle of the frame :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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thanks! will pass it on. kind of surprised rod brakes were still being used in the 60s, though i suppose it would be cheap old tech..


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:50 pm 
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You could still buy rod brake bikes in the 70's, OK they were usually dark green and weighed a ton but there they were in the bike shop I worked in in the 70's (starting about 73 I think)..chrome tips on the front mudguard..

Rudge rings a bell as does the last of the Raleigh's LOL

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