need help ID'ing old cycle

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Austinmaxi555, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Austinmaxi555

    Austinmaxi555 New Member

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    HI guys I have a very old bicycle in my shed, It has roller lever brakes and is all black, even the handlebars and brake levers. It has iirc 28 x 1 3/4 tyres and a sturmey archer 3 speed rear hub. The only identifying mark i can find is the spokes of the chainwheel seem to form the letter H.

    Any ideas as to what make it is ?

    It is in terrible condition at the moment but i do intend to restore it someday soon.

    I will try and dig it out of the shed over the next few days and get some photos of it up

    Kindest regards
    Martin
     
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Without photos, it's just an old bike.
     

  3. Austinmaxi555

    Austinmaxi555 New Member

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    Here are some pics

    Right guys, after a fun filled hour or so battling the nasties in my storage shed i won and managed to get it dug out .

    it has a sturmey archer 3 speed and the only number iu can see on the hub appears to be 142
    it is on 28x 1/2 tyres not the 28x 1 3/4 i thought it was on

    Without further ado here are the pictures
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    Any ideas as to what it is, and is there anything noticable missing
    If you need any further pictures of specific items on it just shout

    Kindest regards
    Martin
     
  4. SprocketGirl

    SprocketGirl spin... spin.. spin

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    no clue what it is but cleaned and polished up it would be super cool.... it already is actually!
     
  5. Austinmaxi555

    Austinmaxi555 New Member

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    Thanks sprocketgirl, I feel really guilty for letting it get so bad. I bought it about 15 years ago and rode it daily, then I put it in storage and it has really deteriorated but someday soon it will make a comeback....

    Warmest regards
    Martin
     
  6. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    No idea. But I want it. :)
     
  7. ReCYCLE

    ReCYCLE New Member

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    I MADE IT! : D LOL! Ahahah, no, but you could make it perdy
     
  8. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    It's a Hercules. Still working on the rest of the details.
     
  9. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    The closest I could find is the Hercules Popular, but they seem to be pre-date the three speed hub. That's a start for you.

    [edit] The rear hub may have a date of manufacture. And if there is a head badge, that will tell you whether it was made by Hercules or Raleigh.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  10. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    I wish I new, cool bike.
     
  11. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Rat Biker

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    I want it cool bike keep us posted as you restore it if you do