Hercules Aston Tourist

biggs682

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Just back from collecting this 1955 Hercules Aston Tourist .

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Full original spec ie 3 speed dynamo rear AG hub and working lights and green Hercules pump .

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Reynolds 531 frame and clean paint apart from chain guard .

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Apart from some damage to the guard's and one buckle missing from the saddle bag and a slight buckle / flat spot on the rear wheel it looks good .
 
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nonowt

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London
Nice! I had an Aston Club, it's sportier cousin.

I would have kept it had it been even close to being my size.
 

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SkipdiverJohn

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To my eyes, that looks like someone's going to work on bike, and if that's what it was used for, they must have been pretty keen to have paid for a 531 frame. Just look at the size of the saddlebag, it would give modern roadies a heart attack, plus having full mudguards!
Did it come from the original owner by any chance? Bits like pumps and lights always seem to go AWOL when a bike has been through multiple hands.
No Lycra or any other modern cycling garb allowed when riding something like this - it's against the law!
 
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biggs682

biggs682

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@SkipdiverJohn no original owner worse luck , it came via a local house clearance person , so got no way of finding who it was either , such a shame as i reckon he would have been well proud riding it for sure .

Once i have sorted the rear wheel so i can apply the brakes , i will start giving it some tlc etc etc

Might even take it for a ride or two :bicycle:
 

Cycleops

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Very nice Martin. You could get a small child in that saddle bag.
 
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biggs682

biggs682

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Well another circuit of local block completed minus the chain guard as the drive side crank was catching on it due to an incorrectly fitted bracket and it's a lot quieter now .

Also ran a screwdriver around the base of the crank teeth and took about a kilo of old grease and crud off it .

Also spotted a 3 speed hubbed 27" wheel in the garage ^_^ so will be doing a dry fit of that hopefully over the weekend then the fun can begin
 
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