Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by g4geoff, 22 Sep 2016.
I bought this yesterday anyone know who made them? Are they rebadged Raleigh's?
If it's a Raleigh, made by Raleigh in Ireland, it will have been made in one of two places. Cork, Co. Cork being one.
Seperate records kept, and at times their own numbering system used.
Can we have pictures of the tube decals, please? It does look typical Raleigh, though.
Thanks for your interest, The lettering that is part defaced says Lightweight, I think
Thanks I have not found any numbers yet
Check the rear hub. If original, it should be a good method of getting the age of the bike. Any addresses on the stickers, numbers have changed in recent years so will not work now.
Number on the bracket it seems, from the picture.
Look for either "Made in Eire" or the later "Made in the Republic of Ireland", used upto 1976
That chainring pattern does look like one used by Raleigh on badge-engineered bikes as seen on http://genetics.mgh.harvard.edu/hanczyc/1967james.html - I'm sure there's a website of Raleigh chainrings somewhere but I didn't find it now.
It's similar but not the same as my BSA. The rear 'triangle' is different to any I've seen before ....
This has a good gallery and history which might help: http://www.foldingcyclist.com/
Nice one, especially like the plaid carrier. As classic33 said you will be able to date it from the number on the SA hub. I wonder how many actually used them for shopping?
BSA : Universal
Check An Post, Raleigh supplied bikes to them. Green, from memory, comes a close match.
Forget the last quarter century if matching colours. They've changed the green a few times during that time.
Thanks everyone for all your help, I cannot check SA hub until Monday as I am being "taken" away for the weekend.
Can't be that bothered then. Rather spend the weekend away, than checking his "new" bike is okay!!
I wish that were true, I would rather be in my shed
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