Hercules.year of this please.


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dweenk

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Look on the rear hub shell. That will give you a close date, unless it was replaced. Does the head badge state Nottingham as the manufacturing site? That would make it after TI/Raleigh acquisition.

Sorry - didn't see your comment about no date on the hub. What about the back side of the crank arms?
 
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fxo550

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Look on the rear hub shell. That will give you a close date, unless it was replaced. Does the head badge state Nottingham as the manufacturing site? That would make it after TI/Raleigh acquisition.

Sorry - didn't see your comment about no date on the hub. What about the back side of the crank arms?
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juvela

Finally riding a big boys bike
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Centre section of bottom bracket spindle may exhibit some helpful markings...

Be chainset Nicklin?

If you should repack HS check steerer for markings.

Are blades D-section or oval?

Have you located serial? Its placement and format may help readers to help you.

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bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
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TI bought Hercules in 1946, and in 1956 added Phillips, Norman and Sun to form British Cycle Corp.
1960 is when TI bought Raleigh and also Carlton.
So I guess you could argue it was Hercules that bought Raleigh instead of the other way around. :cool:

The Royal Prince is mid-50s, "pre-Raleigh" and the only dated examples I've seen on the internet are 1956, probably coinciding with the British Cycle Corp merger
 
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