I am also close on style with the 3 speed Sturmey Archer trigger shifter. While it does take a certain psychological mindset to ride this 45 lbs machine up the steep hills in my neighborhood, the bike bring smiles to all passersby, and amazes me with its ability to absorb road shock. I then rebuilt the original front hub, replaced the spokes, and saved the original rim. So this '57 Raleigh Roadster is looking for a rider! Okay, if you have driven thru Coombs here on Vancouver Island then I bet you never missed this. In this instance, however, your wishes have been our commands and we offer you the first Lady's Pathfinder, the counterpart and fit companion of the renowned Gent's model. Garelli worked for other motorcycle manufacturers from 1914 to 1918 during which time he won a competition organized by the Italian Army to design a motorcycle with which he used his 350cc split-single engine.
This was one of the final motorcycles made by the high-class concern in the years leading up to the outbreak of war. At first I thought it was the original paint, then I could see it was not. The Lenton was gone and with it the classic British club bike. Brakes front and rear caliper. A certain patina is just fine. A radial-head 500 cc was produced for 1932 only. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
However, as the dirt track surfaces became slicker the Rudge came into its own, and by the end of 1930 it ruled the roost. The large club style bag was deleted and provision of white tape and plugs on the handlebars and a white peak head imparted the au courant Continental flavor. Big changes for the Lenton Sports came in 1955. Rubber Silver Grey Sleeve Grips. This was offered in an entirely new colour: Silver Grey with white peak head and fitments or Sunset Yellow with black peak head and fitments. I also built some new wheels for 'er. I replaced it with a good used Raleigh box stem as to era.
The name has come to be associated with all that is best in cycling, thanks to an outstanding specification combined with the high standard of Design, Quality and Finish so well known to Raleigh Dealers and their customers. Alloy caliper front and rear. I have also now found a decent rear Raleigh brake lever, it's the correct one. They provided a bicycle with three-speed derailleur gears and a cyclometer, as well as financial support so that she could cycle for 365 days continuously. I explained to her that it wouldn't be all that noticeable and would not ruin the appeal of the bike.
The original black paint was very vibrant after cleaning and polishing — an example of the quality that was part of Raleigh production values. The latest Lenton was offered in Raleigh, Rudge and Humber models: the Raleigh Lenton Sports no. Those who rode them during their career included of who started his speedway career in 1928 on a battered old belt-driven Rudge. This was it, after 1963 the chrome can be more hit and miss, though certainly after 1972 the chrome gets a little more miss, and so on. Saddle Brooks B15 Brooks B15 Brooks B66 Brooks B15 Brooks B15 Brooks B15 Brooks B15 Brooks B15 Swallow.
Could it be that some previous owner preferred the fishtail exhausts as seen on the Special — which could of course be specified at the time of initial purchase. Dan Rudge built the first Rudge High bicycles in 1870. Finished in either Flamboyant Electric Blue or Lustre Orange, the Super Lenton initially lacked the chromed rear triangle and fork ends of the Clubman and was supplied as single gear machine with optional Sturmey Archer gears. Production ceased in December 1939, to convert to production for the war effort. Thanks for sharing your work with us! Also, I have taken an aluminum container that twists apart to make a power connecter box in the middle of the bike. There was life left in the Lenton Sports, however, as the market for sports machines was more buoyant than roadsters.
In keeping with its policy of branding or marketing essentially the same cycle under different marques, the Triumph name was offered on most of the existing Raleigh range. There are about 850 employees and production is 30,000 units per year. As yet I am on the hunt for an original era shifter, and have had to also join cables in order to have this shifter operational. Or perhaps those striking high-level pipes just disappeared over the decades… Probably the answer lies down the back of the sofa of time. It hardly matters when a motorcycle looks this good and is obviously still well travelled… ——— The Bill Lacey Memorial Run is an annual motorcycle gathering held around the village green in the Evenley, Northants, on the first Sunday of every August. More changes ensued in 1958. Very few of these must have been manufactured before Raleigh ceased commercial cycle production for the duration of the Second World War.
The bike appears to be all original with the exception of the pedals and Shimano top tube cable guides. The lamp bracket was switched from the stem to the right-hand fork and hooded brake levers fitted. Well, it wasn't so bad, it took a day + a little. Silver lining Polychromatic Silver Grey with white head, mudguards, inflator and handlebar tape. I also have added a Leather Brooks saddle bag. Resurrected in Raleigh's post-war range, announced in March 1946, and now assigned no. By mid 1965, Moulton was producing more than 1,000 units a week.
This one features the three-speed. The rear rack is a Dutch after-market model of the same era — but its paint has chipped and faded over the years. The firm was known for its innovations in engine and transmission design, and its racing successes. These bars are very comfortable, and give the bike a feeling of a close fitting cockpit, which I find personally very comfortable. It grew rapidly and within a few years was a large public company capitalised at £100,000 equivalent to about £5m today. Mudguard and Pump Fittings and Pulley Boss, cable stops and bare wire on toptube.