Roland serial number dating
It’s possible to date Sturmey-Archer hubs, so if the rear hub is original to the bike that often helps.Bear in mind that owners often updated their bicycles over the years; though we might like our bike to match its catalogue description, updated parts are also a valid part of its history and provenance. The Raleigh Heron Head transfer was introduced in 1908.
’ is a question I get asked a lot, nearly as much as: ‘I have a bicycle that looks like one of yours; if I send you pictures please can you identify it for me?Details of the following manufacturers have been published, so I hope this page can provide an easy reference point. In the same year, mudguards received a forward extension. Raleigh’s ‘R’ lamp bracket was superseded in September 1927 by the heron lamp bracket (see below).The company had been taking steps to make it harder for makers of cheap bicycles to copy Raleigh parts.To sift through information to try and find similar pictures to your unidentified bicycle would take me months, and I’m already doing similar research on my own bikes.Not only do I have a full-time job (I run my own business restoring and selling vintage vehicles) and am a hands-on parent of a young child, but I spend a minimum 30 hours every week building, updating and maintaining these free websites to help you . Insomnia is my saving grace, otherwise there would be no time for any of this. In the ‘old days’ (a time which seems to have ended in the past twenty five years or so), a youngster became an apprentice in a chosen field and learned its history from the older employees.