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Raleigh Record Ace - 1948 (2)

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Michael Knowles

Frame1947 Raleigh Record Ace 23½"
WheelsDunlop HP Special Lightweight steel on Sturmey rear hub and Normandy front
ChainsetWilliams C1000
GearsSturmey-Archer FW 4-speed
BrakesGB Superhoods
Stem/BarsGB Spearpoint alloy with GB alloy bars
SaddleBrooks B17 with Brooks saddlebag
Extra detailsI have owned if for 50 years, buying it in 1957 whilst in the army, when it was 10 years old, from the owner of a little cycle shop in Canterbury (it was his own bike). I paid £10, which seems a bargain, but was 2 weeks army pay then!

Over the years it was used for club riding and touring (with panniers and a Cyclo 4 derailleur). I had the frame restored by Raleigh in 1960, but it was a poor job. I did a complete job on it myself (brush lacquer) in 2007 and brought it back (mostly - front hub is later) to original spec

Bluemels 'Noweight' guards.
Thanks for reading

Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020

Owned By: Michael Knowles

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