Wearwell ladies bike

Swifty

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Just been given a ladies wearwell shadow 3 speed hub dated1956 first glance looks to be all intact surface rust on wheels any body seen one before? Will post some pics later on
 
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Swifty

Swifty

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Location
North wales
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Swifty

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Location
North wales
Had a closer look earlier on 27 inch wheels hub stamped June 56 nice shape handlebars 3 speed baylis wiley front hub and bottom bracket brakes work well dynamo still works Phillips pedals . Will clean up ok I think as everything seems ok on it
 
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Swifty

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Couple of other things monitor Ventura brakes and lytaloy headset never heard of either of these does the headset have something to do with Hobbs?
 

Waverley

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This topic is 4 years old yet it is the only set of pictures I can find of a bike remotely similar to a ladies frame I have just bought. I am a new member of the forum and joined just so that I could reply to this post! I am sure I will have to upload some pictures somewhere else before I can post one of my bike. I bought it as a frame only. It has the same decal on the seat post which is a list of racing successes dated 1955. I had worked out from that that my bike was probably 1956. It is also a "Shadow" but has a few differences, mine has wrap around seat stays and a Reynolds 531 decal at the top of the seat post. It is also red but with a bright yellow head tube and seat post band. It also has a braze on fitting for a derailleur lever.
There is very little info out there about the actual bikes, but I have found a bit of history about the company. 80% of the bikes were exported.
 

Waverley

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Yes that's the one. Although I didn't win the eBay auction, I bought a BSA off the same seller and he offered me the Wearwell when I collectrd it as the eBay sale fell through. I wasn't looking for one but thought I may as well have it.
 
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