Was I mad? Help to identify a couple of old bikes

Esroh

Regular
Location
Mayo Ireland
So in the last 4 days I have got a Raleigh Roadster thats from the Irish Factory, needs a break rod and a chain guard and these 2 - full bike has duplex fork:

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Total cost is euro equivalent of £30.

I don't collect until the weekend and the pics are not great but if anyone can identify it would be great.
 

classic33

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Esroh

Esroh

Regular
Location
Mayo Ireland
Thanks to whoever doctored the post.
The 2 bikes have been in a shed for aslong as the seller could remember. Minimum 30 years. They belonged to his grand parents.
I'll do my best for them .

Re being in Foxford. Location given was where seller lived but bikes located differently a bit further south.
 

Mad Doug Biker

Bikeoholics Anonymous
Location
Craggy Island
The Duplex forks might be a bit of a red herring as Raleigh also used them on a limited number of other types in their range (Elswick, BSA, etc), but they are mostly associated with Humber.
 
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classic33

Legendary Member
Thanks to whoever doctored the post.
The 2 bikes have been in a shed for aslong as the seller could remember. Minimum 30 years. They belonged to his grand parents.
I'll do my best for them .

Re being in Foxford. Location given was where seller lived but bikes located differently a bit further south.
I meant you. There's an angling shop in Foxford. See if they kept their records from when their family was the local dealer for Raleigh in that area. Bikes/seller is from "over the bridge".
Same name in Ennis, County Clare, is also the Raleigh dealer and has been for some time.
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Raleigh Factories in the Irish Free State, kept/used the Raleigh name only.
 

classic33

Legendary Member
Thanks to whoever doctored the post.
The 2 bikes have been in a shed for aslong as the seller could remember. Minimum 30 years. They belonged to his grand parents.
I'll do my best for them .

Re being in Foxford. Location given was where seller lived but bikes located differently a bit further south.
Further South, Swinford way?

Possibly one of the oddest questions you'll be asked. I'm assuming you've not been to see the bikes yet, are/were they across the road in the main barn building? If so, check both the seat tube and steerer tube for a rolled up piece of paper. Seat post may be plugged with an oak plug.
 
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