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Old 25th September 2010, 00:05   #46
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BTW "R" "I" "N" on the crank stands for Raleigh Industries Nottingham. Is that frame a Robin Hood too?
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Thumbs up Raleigh 24" roadster is 100% road worthy now!!

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Now just few days before picked a 24" (Frame) CCIL Raleigh, in its stock glory, though few things like Luggage carrier & rear stand needs some attention.
Note the Seat frame a" S-N-S" type frame, with Brooks leather saddle
My Tall Boy Raleigh (24") is made road worthy ,here are the pics>>>


Full white Nylon tires,Miller Head & rear lights, Rolling bell, Odo meter ( pricol)
Raleigh hand grips, Oilbath ( chain cover), flag post light, Britex number lock etc.,..




And this pic .." To compare the size & look of 24" bi-cycle with the regular 22" Bicycle

& think our MOLE was looking for this type of tyre at some scandinavian country..>>>>

Is that Mr.Amol ??
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& think our MOLE was looking for this type of tyre at some scandinavian country..>>>>
Is that Mr.Amol ??
Firstly a thing of beauty your bike is, Is that a seat cover that you have put on the saddle? Yes indeed I was looking for the complete whitewalls as the ones on your bike. Where did you manage to source them?
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Firstly a thing of beauty your bike is, Is that a seat cover that you have put on the saddle? Yes indeed I was looking for the complete whitewalls as the ones on your bike. Where did you manage to source them?
Will discuss about White Rubbers,after contacting the LOST CONTACTS!!soon..very soon.
Here you have a close up of the saddle

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Will discuss about White Rubbers,after contacting the LOST CONTACTS!!soon..very soon.
Here you have a close up of the saddle
I see some cars of my interest over there, glad to know you are into those too. how about some pictures of them.
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This is my British Frankby Tricycle, Enjoy....
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This is my British Frankby Tricycle, Enjoy....
Nice one hakim, Do tell us more about it! What year is it?
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Thankyou Amol

It should be late 30's
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This is my British Frankby Tricycle, Enjoy....
Great Trike
Sir, Is this a production cycle or a custom built??( of that period)
some info regarding this will be appreciated .
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Great Trike
Sir, Is this a production cycle or a custom built??( of that period)
some info regarding this will be appreciated .

Hi Powertwin

Thankyou

This is not a custom built

The make is Frankby (British), Bears a regn number and the Pedal Rubber also says Frankby as mentioned on the chasey of the trike

The handlebar grips are Original made of Rose wood

I will try to put up the chaey number incase if it helps, this is possibly late 30's trike

Cheers...
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Hi all,

Here are some pics of my BSA parabike, passing through our family, Grandads cycle used by my dad and me during my school years, folded and kept away till 4 days ago!

Looks pretty rusted but on close observation is only surface rust! hope to get her all cleaned up, chromed, and painted in the original army OG green.
The main sprocket was changed during my school days since the tooth were slipping, Therefore i would be highly obliged if anyone knew of a spare original BSA sprocket just to get her back to her originality.
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Post Foldable Bi-Cycle -

Presenting a Fold able Bi-cycle >>>
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Members & guests please ignore those " HERO JET" stickers , concentrate the machine...as this is not a " Hero Cycles" product...it is some thing else!!!

Let me explain to best of my knowledge>>
This Fold able bike ( here after will becalled FB in this post)
To my limited knowledge about Indian made Bi cycles, 'am pretty sure only TI Cycles, introduced a foldable bike @ mid '80s ( Chinese product re badged as BSA I suppose...)
Now about our FB posted in this post:>>
This has a 20" wheels like most of the common FB s ( do not take English paratrooper in to account!!)
This bike has a main RECTANGULAR section down tube & it is a Brazed frame, just observe the pics & pour your comments in here



The above FB in Normal riding set up ^^^^

Note the rear Brake set up.. its not drum brake or disc, some thing like our Locomotive brake !!( will post pics, when I open the rear portion of the bike)


Note the rectangular section down tube of the frame & the Fold able section with quick strap lock set up


Now Winged bolt of the lock released to fold the bike >>>(1)

Few pics about the strap lock!!!


Now Folded.....

Again reminding you friends...just wipe off that " Hero Jet" sticker from your Grey cells ( just to bring down the details of this bike...if you have seen once before)

Though the bike was brought to my Garage...just eager to no history of this Bike ( for sure this is not Chinese , not Indian)
Bi cycle gurus can shed some light...about this FB
PS: as the FB is repainted, no traces of any stock decals, only thing noted was > Both the hubs have a sign saying " SPEED KING"

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Nice to see Vintage Bycycles and keen lovers of Bycycles.
I have a BSA Foldman too,but its about 10 year old model.
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PS: as the FB is repainted, no traces of any stock decals, only thing noted was > Both the hubs have a sign saying " SPEED KING"
This is definately a 70's Folding bike probably Auto Mini as it has a distinctive Box frame, I need to do more research on this bike over the weekend. I have already shortlisted 5 suspects, need to study some more things.

Are the rims SS?
Any other marks on the brake calipers etc?
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Can someone give some info on this friend's cycle? I heard it was used by army men.
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